For Plantillas, the immediate future and direction of his football team were clearer than that of his own agenda. For now, the Tigers’ all-time winningest coach has resigned his position, effective immediately, a decision he had mulled over during the Christmas break. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson“He had mentioned to me that he was seriously considering resigning right before the break,” Tigers athletic director Sal Perez said. “Then he called during the holidays to confirm the news.” The Tigers were 40-40-2 during Plantillas’ eight years as coach. This feat was somewhat remarkable considering that, when Plantillas began his tenure, Don Bosco was in only its third year of playing football since the school reinstituted the sport back in 1996 after a 34-year hiatus. During the Plantillas era, the Tigers qualified for the playoffs four times while capturing two Santa Cruz League titles. They recently moved up to the Del Rey League and Division X. “I love these kids, I love this program,” Plantillas said, “but it’s time for me to move on. ROSEMEAD – By all accounts he should have been home, enjoying what were his first days off in a decade. But Don Bosco Tech football coach Carlos Plantillas was at the school’s weight room Wednesday afternoon, spotting and assisting several athletes in their off-season training regimens. “I’ve been here for 10 years, giving everything I had. I gave all my time, all my effort to these kids. When I commit to something, I go all the way.” The Whittier College graduate will hand the reins back to his mentor and the school’s first coach, Bill Yurak. “I’m glad Bill will be back,” said Plantillas, who served as an assistant under Yurak from 1996-1997. “He is a disciplined leader.” The only individuals looking to adjust are Plantillas and his family. “Since I’ve been working here I’ve had to put aside other priorities in my life, such as spending time with my family or starting my own,” Plantillas said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!