Long time Valencia Vikings baseball coach Jared Snyder has been placed on leave according to Hart District Public Relations Officer Gail Pinsker.
“The Hart School District confirms that Valencia High School assistant baseball coach, Michael Killinger has assumed the Valencia High School head baseball coaching responsibilities while Coach Jared Snyder is on leave,” a statement released Friday afternoon said.
Killinger will assume responsibilities for the remainder of the seasons after being an assistant under Snyder for the past 11 years.
Snyder has been the coach at Valencia since 1998 and has been instrumental in making the program one of the most respected in the CIF Southern Section. Under Snyder the Vikings have won eight Foothill League championships and been nationally ranked four times.
The story will be updated as more information becomes available.