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Dustin Lamb steps down as Grandview football coach

GRANDVIEW - After four years at the helm of the Grandview High School football program, Dustin Lamb is stepping down to spend more time with his family.

Lamb, who is a teacher at Grandview High School, lives in Pasco and the long commute added with the hours spent coaching the team has taken a toll on his time with the family.

"It's time to cut down my schedule while my kids are still young," he explained.

Lamb said his highlights of the past four years include the 2005 run to the State quarterfinals. Grandview won two State playoff football games that year for the first time.

"I got to be a part of that," he said.

He also added that the last four years has been spent coaching with some of his best friends.

Although Lamb will focus on his family and teaching for the time being, he said he hasn't ruled out coaching in the future.

In other Grandview coaching news, longtime assistant coach Roy Garcia has been named the new boys basketball coach.

Garcia spent nine years with the Greyhounds as an assistant coach and last year with the Pasco Bulldogs.

A 1992 Grandview High School graduate, Garcia played for the 'Hounds in high school and then went to play at Big Bend Community College after graduation. He finished his college ball at Northwest Nazarene University. He currently is the associate director for the CAMP program at Columbia Basin College.

Garcia doesn't expect to make many changes to the program but did say his team will run more this year.

"We're going to try to run with these guys," he said of the CWAC. "We're going to have fun with it and take it one year at a time."

Garcia said he knows it will be tough following a coach like Scott Parrish, but added he has two great mentors in Parrish and former assistant coach Roy Brownlee that he can get advice from.

His first concern is getting the basketball program stable.

"Losing a great coach like Scott there is always questions about change," he said.

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