Daily Journal Staff Report
Craig Schoof, longtime Menlo School baseball coach and athletic director, announced last week he will be stepping down from both positions at the end of the school year.
“I have decided it is time for me to look for a different challenge,” Schoof said in a press release. “Every 10 years or so I have enjoyed challenging myself with something new … and now it is time for a big leap into a completely new environment.”
As a baseball coach, Schoof led the Knights to five Central Coast Section titles (1988, 1989, 2004, 2010 and 2011) and two other championship appearances (2012 and 2013). In 2012, he was named the ESPN Rise/Cal-Hi Sports state coach of the year. He also guided Menlo to 16 league titles.
In his 14th year as the school’s athletic director, Schoof have overseen a program that has captured 120 league titles, 30 CCS crowns, 15 Northern California championships and two state championships. During his tenure, the Knights have won at least one CCS title each year and every sport has won at least one league title.
“Craig has done a tremendous amount of work and dedicated much time and energy toward helping build the athletics program during his time at Menlo,” said Head of School Than Healy in a press release. “He deserves all of our thanks for his efforts.”