Immanuel High boys basketball C.J. Haydock is making a jump to the college level.
Named The Bee’s Coach of the Year
Haydock, The Bee’s Coach of the Year, will coach at the NCAA Division-II level as a Fresno Pacific assistant under new coach Tim Kisner.
Armed with a talented roster, Haydock led Immanuel to a No. 1 state ranking at one point and back-to-back Central Section championships, including a 30-3 record and an undefeated run against section opponents.
Haydock, 29, became the coach at Immanuel in 2011, inheriting a program that had gone 4-23 the previous year. In four seasons with the Eagles, he posted an overall record of 70-47 and reached the Division IV state quarterfinals this season.
“It is a great privilege to be joining the men’s basketball staff at Fresno Pacific,” Haydock said in a news release. “Coaching at the NCAA level has been a lifelong dream of mine, and I am deeply appreciative to Coach Kisner and director of athletics Leslie Schuemann for the opportunity to pursue that dream.
“It is a substantial honor to be joining the Sunbird family, and I am confident that we can build a program that our community can participate in and be proud of. I look forward to the years ahead, working to align our program to best represent the University, and working diligently to challenge our student-athletes to be the best young men they can be.”
70-47overall record in four seasons at Immanuel
Haydock and Kisner will look to turn around a program that went 9-19 last season and posted back-to-back losing seasons for the first time since 2004-05. Kisner became the Sunbirds coach on April 28.
Haydock graduated from Fresno Pacific in 2009.
C.J. Haydock file
▪ Age: 29
▪ Coaching record: 70-47, four seasons at Immanuel; two seasons at Liberty-Madera Ranchos (record not available)
▪ Accolades: Won back-to-back Central Section championships, including a 30-3 overall record in 2014-15 with an undefeated run against section opponents. … Immanuel reached CIF state quarterfinals in Division IV. … Named The Bee’s 2014-15 Coach of the Year