Kimball Athletic Director Steve Thornton said on Thursday, March 7, that Loggins accepted the job on Tuesday, March 6.
Five weeks ago, the Tracy Unified School District declined to renew Anastasio’s coaching contract.
“We feel real strongly that Matt is a great football guy,” Thornton said. “I’m sure it will be a loss for West ... but we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to hire him.”
Loggins confirmed Thursday that he accepted the position, but declined to comment until the hiring was official.
Accoridng to Jessica Cardoza, spokeswoman for TUSD, Loggins met with Assistant Superintendent Sheila Harrison on Thursday afternoon to discuss details of the offer.
Cardoza said the district board of trustees will vote to make Loggins’ appointment final during its next regular meeting on Tuesday, March 12.
Loggins has worked for TUSD since 1998, including six years as an assistant football coach under Steve Lopez at West.
Loggins took over as West High’s head coach in January 2010 and coached the Wolf Pack to a 12-19 overall record during his three years, including second place in the Tri-City Athletic League and a trip to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs in 2011. The Wolf Pack was 1-9 in 2012.
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