A.J. Kuhle has stepped down as boys basketball coach at De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) has stepped down after one season in which he led the team to the NorCal championship and CIF Open Division final, the school said in a news release Thursday.
Kuhle is returning to Colorado to spend more time with his family, De La Salle said in a news release. He played on Air Force’s Mountain West Conference championship team in 2003-04 and was an assistant coach at the academy and at the University of Denver before heading to California.
“We want to thank AJ for last year and continuing the tradition of excellence,” athletic director Leo Lopoz said in the news release. “AJ is a tremendous coach, on and off the court and we will miss him. We will begin the search for the next head coach immediately.”
Lopoz said the remainder of the coaching staff will handle offseason while a new coach is found.
De La Salle went 30-3 and fell to Super 25 champion Chino Hills in the Open Division final.