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Local report: Stockdale issues statement on Snow

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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

Stockdale principal Ramon Hendrix released a statement Monday, commenting briefly on the firing of football coach Mike Snow and the upcoming search for his replacement.

"We are thankful to Mike Snow for his contributions to the STHS football program over the last six years," Hendrix wrote in the statement. "We wish him well in his future endeavors.

"The search is on for a new head coach who will provide leadership for the Stockdale football program. This person, who will join an excellent team of coaches, will continue to provide positive experiences and strong character development for our student-athletes in the tradition of excellence that has been established in Stockdale athletics for nearly 23 years."

Snow was let go as football coach last week, though he remains on the school's teaching staff. He gave The Californian a statement Sunday.

"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. "Ultimately our philosophies were just too different, therefore they decided to make a change."

Snow was 35-31 with two league titles in six years at Stockdale. The Mustangs were 5-6 last season.

NBA D-League

The Bakersfield Jam lost three players to the NBA on Monday.

The Toronto Raptors recalled rookie guard Dwight Buycks, while the Utah Jazz brought up guard Ian Clark and center Rudy Gobert.

Buycks appeared in five games, averaging 12.4 points, 4.0 assists and 26.4 minutes.

Clark appeared in five games and averaged 12.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 5.8 assists in 30.6 minutes. Gobert averaging 13.8 points, 10.4 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in five games.

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