Football coach Bob Ladouceur, who is 397-25-3 at De La Salle (Concord, Calif.), said he plans to step down at the end of this season or next season.
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His teams have won 21 consecutive North Coast Section titles and three consecutive state Open Division I bowls. The Spartans set a national record with 151 consecutive wins from 1991 to 2004. Ladouceur has been the All-USA Coach of the Year five times, more than any other coach.
De La Salle has a chance at a fourth consecutive Open Division Bowl championship. With a win this week in the Northern California Open Division I bowl, the Spartans would advance to the state title game.