Jay Preuss has withdrawn his resignation as Kerman High’s baseball coach.
"Let's just say I had overwhelming support -- community, parents, players -- it's all been there," Preuss said Monday, three days after stepping down.
Neither Preuss nor school administrators commented on what originally upset him to the point of walking away from a job that has seen him go 143-85-3, including four consecutive 20-win seasons and a Central Section Division IV title in eight seasons.
But Lions co-athletic director Chris Malgoza did mention a "hiccup in the application process" involving another open position on the baseball staff.
Victor Lupian, who shares the position with Malgoza, added: "As far as I’m concerned, he's been our baseball coach all along. Obviously, we were worried about losing someone of that caliber."
And Clovis West baseball coach Kevin Patrick tweeted: "Glad to hear that my good buddy @JayPreuss will indeed be coaching at Kerman this year. He's done great things for the Lions!"
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