For the second time in the last three years, someone with ties to rival Newport Harbor High will guide the Corona del Mar girls' volleyball program.
Marissa Booker accepted the Sea Kings' job offer on Friday.
She said she was unsure on Thursday if she would accept the position to become the Sea Kings' walk-on coach because she wanted a teaching position, but Vanguard University announced that Booker stepped down as its women's volleyball coach to take over at CdM.
Booker replaces Darryl Gan, who like Booker is a Newport Harbor graduate. Just like when CdM hired Gan in 2008, this will be Booker's first varsity head coaching job.