Legendary Long Beach Poly football coach Raul Lara confirmed Wednesday evening that he is stepping down from Warren, where he’s had a successful five-year tenure.
Lara is known locally for winning five CIF Southern Section championships with the Jackrabbits, more than any other coach in history. A Poly alum, Lara resigned the Poly job following the 2013 season, and began coaching Warren in 2014. The Bears had gone 1-29 in the three seasons before Lara’s arrival, but he led an immediate turnaround.
Warren went 5-5 in Lara’s first year then 24-18-1 with multiple playoff wins.
Lara said he’s still exploring his next step.