DANVILLE -- John Raynor announced Monday he has resigned as San Ramon Valley High's boys basketball coach after a successful run of nearly 30 years.

Raynor guided the Wolves to nine East Bay Athletic League and five North Coast Section championships, and Northern California titles in 1991 and 1992. He will remain as the school's athletic director.

In what proved to be Raynor's final game, the Wolves fell to visiting McClymonds 57-48 on Saturday in the CIF Division I Northern regional quarterfinals. San Ramon Valley finished the season with a 24-6 record and took second in the EBAL.

"It's a dream job," Raynor said. "I've been blessed to have so many great kids and parents and administrators. I just wanted to go through the year kind of reflecting that it might be my last, but never really finalizing it. I just think it's time to leave the game that I love."

Raynor coached several players who went on to college and professional success, including Mark Madsen, who was a sophomore standout on the Wolves' 1992 squad, starred at Stanford and earned two NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers. San Ramon Valley alumni who are currently playing college basketball include Jordan Giusti (Saint Mary's), Mark Tollefsen (USF) and Chris McNealy (UC Irvine).

Raynor, who coached for 33 years at the varsity level, started his career as an assistant at Archbishop Riordan in San Francisco in 1973. He next coached at his alma mater, Lincoln High-San Francisco, and had stops at Menlo College, Boise State, Archbishop Mitty-San Jose, San Jose State, Boulder High in Colorado, Lick-Wilmerding-San Francisco, and finally, beginning at San Ramon Valley in 1986.

Raynor said the varsity job at San Ramon Valley will be posted within the next two weeks.

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