Tony Ciarelli, who this year led the Edison High School track and field team to a Sunset League championship in his first year as head coach, has accepted a full-time coaching and teaching position at Newport Harbor High.
Ciarelli, 35, will teach history at Newport Harbor in addition to being an assistant football and assistant track and field coach.
Ciarelli was an assistant coach at Edison as a walk-on beginning 1982 until last spring when he became the head track coach. He was a substitute with the Huntington Beach Union High School District in 1987, but this year decided to seek a full-time teaching position.
"It was just the perfect opening for me," Ciarelli said. "I probably would've stayed at Edison another year, and then left for . . . somewhere. This is a good situation."