On March 1, the day the Newport Harbor High boys' volleyball team opened the season, Coach Steve Astor said he applied for a few girls' jobs. At the time, there was an opening at rival Corona del Mar.
"I don't know about that yet," Astor said when asked back then whether he planned to apply for the girls' coaching position at CdM. "I haven't really thought that through yet.
"But I'd like to get my own girls' program."
Three months later, Astor found one on the other side of the Back Bay.
Astor said he's taking over as the CdM girls' volleyball coach and leaving his post with the Newport Harbor boys when the school year ends.
Astor's stint with the Sailors was short lived. His predecessor, Dan Glenn, who spent a quarter of a century in charge of Newport Harbor's boys, teased Astor about lasting just two years with the Sailors.