Scott Sorich, who has been serving as a youth and high school coach in Ventura County for the past decade, has been chosen to head up Carpinteria High’s boys basketball program.
He succeeds Corey Adam, who has been hired as the new head coach at his alma mater of Santa Barbara High.
“We are excited to bring in a coach with great passion for growing good people through basketball,” athletic director Pat Cooney said. “Coach Sorich brings experience and connections to some of the best basketball programs in the area.”
Sorich is expected to meet with his new team today, Cooney added.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to lend my experience and share my enthusiasm and love of the game with Carpinteria High School and the student athletes,” Sorich said. “I am excited to get to know the players and look forward to a successful future with the boys’ basketball program.”
He played at Santa Clara High under Hall of Fame coach Lou Cvijanovich, helping the Saints win a CIF-Southern Section championship in 1997.
He graduated from Loyola Marymount, receiving his BA degree in business administration, and is currently working on his teaching credential in mathematics.
“Coach Sorich and his wife Denise dedicate their time to family and enjoy teaching, mentoring and working with high school students in both athletic and academic arenas,” Cooney pointed out.
Sorich founded the Ventura County Swoosh youth basketball program in 2010 and served as an assistant coach at Santa Clara from 2012 to 2014.
He then joined the staff at St. Bonaventure, serving as a varsity assistant for Seraph teams that won four straight Tri-Valley League championships and advanced to the CIF-SS Division 4AA final in 2018.
St. Bonaventure’s junior varsity, meanwhile, strung together three straight undefeated seasons with Sorich as head coach.