Kent Neil has been selected baseball coach at Fountain Valley High School, principal Michael Kasler announced Friday.
Neil replaces Tom DeKraai, who resigned at the end of last season. Fountain Valley finished fifth in the Sunset League with a 6-9 record and was 10-13 overall.
Neil came to the school in 1986 as the resident substitute teacher and coached the freshman team to a 21-1 record and also served as a varsity assistant. He didn't coach this season.
Neil will remain the school's resident substitute and coach the baseball team in a walk-on capacity.
"I'm really excited about this," Neil said about getting the job. "For a number of years I've dreamed about getting my own program going and now I have the chance."