St. Francis High announced in a press release on Friday afternoon that varsity baseball Coach Brian Esquival has resigned and has been replaced on an interim basis by longtime assistant Aaron Milam.
"With Aaron's coaching experience and knowledge of our players, we are confident in his ability and believe he will provide a smooth transition for the program," St. Francis Athletic Director Terry Terrazone stated in the press release.
No reason was given for Esquival's resignation and the fifth-year coach did not return messages left Friday from the News-Press seeking comment. Esquival was not present at the team's home Mission League opener against Loyola on Monday and Milam coached the team, which is currently 3-6 and 0-2 in league, instead. St. Francis suffered a 7-1 loss at Loyola in Milam's official debut as head coach on Friday.