Burbank High Boys Basketball Program begins the search for a new head coach
After missing the CIF Playoffs, the Burbank Bulldogs Boys Basketball Program is now in the process of hiring their next head coach to replace Sid Cooke. Cooke was relieved of his duties midseason after four seasons with the program. The Bulldogs finished the 2022-2023 season with a 9-16 record and a record of 5-9 in the Pacific League. Following Cooke’s dismissal Michael Lance took over as the team’s interim head coach for the remainder of the season and is a candidate to be the team's full-time head coach next season.
Burbank High School’s Athletic Director Patrick McMenamin shared his thoughts on the boy's basketball season for the Bulldogs, “I thought Coach Lance and his staff did a great job serving as the interim coaches and served as the glue to the team and the kids, which will lead to a positive season moving forward.” When McMenimman was asked about the potential candidates he stated that the replacement could come from within the Burbank Unified School District or someone that does not work for the district. McMenamin confirmed that interviews for the coaching opening will likely happen within the next two weeks. The search committee for the next head coach will consist of Athletics Directors Patrick McMenamin, Alison McKain, Assistant Principal of Athletics and Activities Chris Peeps, and Burbank High Principal Julie Markusen will all lead the search. Principal Markusen will make the final choice on who will be the next Head Coach of the program but will weigh all views of the search committee. When McMenniman was asked when he expects to have a decision by, he said he’s hopeful that a decision on who will be the next head coach of the boy's basketball program will come before spring break.