/Former World Series champ to coach Calif. HS team

Former World Series champ to coach Calif. HS team

Coco Crisp was recently hired to coach baseball at

Coco Crisp was recently hired to coach baseball at Shadow Hills High School. (Photo: Gregory Shamus, Getty Images)

Crisp has since bought two homes in Rancho Mirage and is in the process of selling both of them, while renting out his home in DHS and making plans to build another home in the valley from the ground up. The 2007 World Series champion with the Red Sox said his decision to step away from baseball, despite offers to either play, coach or broadcast baseball professionally, was an easy one – he wanted to spend time with his family while his children are in their prime years.

“The last few seasons, it was a grind trying to play healthy. Up until that point, I thought I could play till I was 50, but my kids are getting older, and I’ve had a long career already,” he said. “The combo of my health not being where I wanted it to be and my kids getting older made it an easy decision to hang up my cleats and try to be in a position where I could help them grow as a father.”

A couple months ago, Crisp began poking around local high school baseball programs in the area. He’d just finished coaching his oldest son Caden’s Little League team in Palm Desert,…

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