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Bacon Steps Down at Temple City

Former Temple City baseball head coach Barry Bacon

By Tim Peterson

Temple City

Barry Bacon stepped down as the baseball coach at Temple City Tuesday after 16 seasons at the helm.

“I have two boys who need their Dad at home,” Bacon said. “It’s a simple as that.”

Bacon guided the Rams to the CIF Division 4 Final in 2012 where they fell to Palm Desert 4-0. Temple City had a magical run last year knocking off Don Lugo and Granite Hills before shutting out St. Bonaventure in the semi finals. Twin brothers Corey and Calvin Copping anchored a solid pitching staff that sparked the playoff run.

Temple City also won four Rio Hondo League titles overall under Bacon, who spent 23 years total coaching baseball at the school. Bacon also coached Ryan Tucker who was drafted by the Florida Marlins in 2005.

The Rams finished 7-17 this season and missed the playoffs. It was only the second time Temple City missed the playoffs during Bacon’s 16 years. The only other time the Rams did  not play in the post season was in 2000.

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