After seven seasons as head coach of the Spartans and another 16 as an assistant at several universities, volleyball coach Oscar Crespo is stepping down. He finishes he career with an overall record of 70-138; the San Jose State was 7-23 in his lone season coaching the team in the Mountain West.
Crespo, a San Jose State graduate, was an assistant at St. Mary’s, California and Nevada before returning to San Jose. A replacement has not been named.
He is the third head coach to leave this year. Men’s soccer coach Gary St. Clair, also a San Jose State alumnus, also called it a career earlier this year after 24 seasons with his team falling just short of a WAC tournament title. Tim LaKose, the women’s basketball coach, resigned abruptly at the end of August and was replaced by Sacramento State coach Jamie Craighead.
Add in the recent change of head coach in baseball also from Sam Piraro to Dave Nakama, and we are seeing a major changing of the guard in the San Jose State away from coaches that have both been at the school a long time and have ties to it, to coaches looking to newer coaches looking to take a step up, it would seem.
In other San Jose State news …
- Per NorCalPreps’ Chris Roemer (with a hat tip to Spartan Roundball blog), the women’s basketball team got another transfer in former Arizona guard Nyre Harris.
- Kevin McCarthy’s Spartan Roundball blog gives a comprehensive look at San Jose State basketball on a regular basis. It’s worth a look if you haven’t seen it already.
- Follow the latest recruiting news from Inside Sparta and Rivals.com.