Monte Vista is looking for a new football coach after CJ Anderson, a graduate of former Cal and NFL running back Jesse Bethel, quit to join the staff at Rice University.
In his only season at Danville School, Monte Vista finished 7-3 and reached the North Shore Section playoffs.
“I never thought I would be one and be done,” Anderson wrote in a tweet on Friday. “But I want to thank @MVHS_Football for the opportunity to direct you.”
He added: “It hurts now but the future is bright there.”
Anderson, who helped the Denver Broncos win Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium, will coach running backs to Rice, according to his Twitter bio.
The move to Houston is a big loss for Monte Vista.
“The first day when he came in and gave his first speech, I think everyone’s confidence exploded,” running back Rocco Schramm told the Bay Area News Group last fall. “He was talking about… how he was going to change the identity of this program.
“He’s not going to treat us like a high school program. He’s going to treat us like an NFL team, which really showed.
Monte Vista won its first seven games under Anderson after failing to win a game the previous spring. The Mustangs finished last fall on a three-game losing streak, losing to Clayton Valley Charter and San Ramon Valley to end the regular season and California in the first round of the Division I playoffs. NCS.