Basketball

Chino Hills and boys basketball coach Stephan Gilling appear to have parted ways

Chino Hills High School defeats Upland High School 91-60 during a boys basketball game on Friday, February 3, 2017 at Upland High School in Upland, Ca.. (Micah Escamilla/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, SCNG)
Chino Hills High School defeats Upland High School 91-60 during a boys basketball game on Friday, February 3, 2017 at Upland High School in Upland, Ca.. (Micah Escamilla/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, SCNG)

A 30-3 record, a Baseline League title, a berth in the prestigious CIF Southern Section Open Division semifinals and a Top 20 national ranking would constitute a successful season for most schools.

But when the team was 35-0 and the No. 1 team in everyone’s national poll the previous year, maybe not.

Chino Hills High School has apparently cut ties with first-year coach Stephan Gilling, who took the reigns from Steve Baik less than a year ago.

The school has advertised the position as open, but acting athletic director Jeff Schuld said earlier in the week the school was obligated to fly the job because Gilling was a walk-on coach and an on-campus coach is preferable. If a suitable on-campus or walk-on replacement is not found, it’s possible Gilling could keep the job. But clearly, Chino Hills is looking to go in a different direction.

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