The school administrators and Tracy Unified School District officials would not give a reason for Anastasio’s departure from the job.
District spokeswoman Jessica Cardoza said that personnel issues are not subject to public disclosure.
Anastasio said on Monday, Jan. 28, that his contract had expired and that it would not be renewed by the district.
“They just decided to go in a different direction,” he said. “I would have loved to be here. I enjoy working with the kids.”
Anastasio declined to comment further.
He will continue in his role as a physical education teacher at Kimball High.
Coaches are paid a $6,169.69 stipend per year in addition to their teaching salary.
Kimball High athletic director Steve Thornton said that the district’s human resources division began advertising for the open position on Tuesday, Jan. 29, and will take applications for two weeks.
Thornton said priority goes to applicants already working for the school district.
“I anticipate there will be some interest in the district,” he said. “If not we’ll open it to the outside.”
Once applications are collected, the district will form an interview committee to screen applicants, set up interviews and make a recommendation to the human resources department and TUSD board of trustees, which decide the final hire.
Anastasio became Kimball’s head football coach in 2010 — the school’s first year of varsity football — after 12 years as the West High sophomore football coach.
His record at Kimball was 8-22, including a 5-5 record in 2012 which was just short of making the playoffs.
Anastasio was hired in 1988 by TUSD and has also served as West High’s varsity baseball coach from 1999 to 2006 and varsity softball coach from 2007 to 2012.
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