Michael Walker has stepped down as coach of the Dublin Coffman High School girls soccer team after leading the Shamrocks to a 203-50-26 record, two state titles, five regional championships andseven district titles in 14 seasons.

Michael Walker has stepped down as coach of the Dublin Coffman High School girls soccer team after leading the Shamrocks to a 203-50-26 record, two state titles, five regional championships andseven district titles in 14 seasons.

Walker, whoworks atConcord Mortgage Group, said busier work and home schedules led to the decision.

"I've enjoyed coaching the past 14 years, and this is strictly because of increased job duties outside of coaching and the fact that we're expecting our third child in September," Walker said. "There comes a point in time when you need to put your family and career first, and while coaching is a hobby that I'm passionate about, it's not my career."

The Shamrocks wonfive consecutive league titles from 2000-04, seven consecutive district titles from2000-06 and Division I regional titles in 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. Coffman won state titles in 2001 and 2003 and finished as state runner-up in 2004 and 2006.

"We had a great run, beginning with our first district championship in 2000," Walker said. "We were very fortunate tohave athletes with a ton of talent and character. It was always about giving the kids positive experiences."

Coffman athletics director Tony Pusateri has already begun collecting applications for the position and said he hopes to hire someone in June.

"It's going to be hard to fill Michael Walker's shoes, because this is maybe one of our more successful programs and he did a tremendous job," Pusateri said. "He was one of those coaches who could holler at the kids and make them say, 'Thank you.' We'd like to find a clone of Michael Walker or someone who is just a bit better, if that's possible."