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Sunday, Jan 12 2014 08:08 PM

LOCAL REPORT: Snow confirms firing from Stockdale; Jam beats Red Claws

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Former Stockdale High School football coach Mike Snow.

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BY ZACH EWING Californian staff writer zewing@bakersfield.com

Mike Snow confirmed in a text message Sunday that he was no longer the football coach at Stockdale.

The Californian reported Saturday that Snow had been fired last week. Snow responded with a short statement.

"The administration and I did not share the same vision in regards to the importance of the football program, nor did we see eye to eye on what it takes to develop and maintain a quality, competitive program," Snow said in the message. "Ultimately, our philosophies were just too different, therefore they decided to make a change."

Snow did not respond to a further question. He is a teacher at Stockdale; sources have told The Californian that he remains on staff.

Stockdale athletic director Jim Keene declined comment Sunday and said the school would issue a statement today.

Snow, who previously coached at North and Frontier, was 35-31 in six years at Stockdale with league championships in each of his first two seasons. His teams made the playoffs five out of six seasons, but they were 1-5 in those appearances.

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JAM 113, RED CLAWS 106: Rudy Gobert had a double-double with 23 points and 14 points to help the Jam defeat the Maine Red Claws.

Maine carried a 9-point advantage into halftime after both teams shot over 53 percent from the field in the first 24 minutes. The Red Claws benefitted from going 12 for 15 at the free throw line in the first two quarters.

The difference was Bakersfield remained hot from the field in the second half, shooting 54 percent. Maine went cold, shooting 34 percent in the final two quarters.

Damion James and Dwight Buycks each scored 16 points, and Hawks assignee Jared Cunningham had 15.

The Jam's James Nunnally has been signed to a 10-day contract by the Atlanta Hawks.

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