Larson to return as Paso coach

Paso Robles High, say hello to Scott Larson — again.After retiring from basketball little more than a year ago, the former 29-year Bearcats coach is taking back the reins of a program that went 2-21 (1-11 PAC 7) in its first season without him since 1976.That also means former Cuesta College assistant and player Vince Conde, who inherited a team with just one returning player that logged significant playing time, is out after just one season.Paso Robles informed Conde that it wouldn’t renew his contract last Tuesday, one day before his 29th birthday, and Conde marked the occasion by informing the team that his position had been reopened.Bearcats athletic director Mark Rose, who likened the situation to a fictional return by John Wooden to UCLA, introduced Larson on Monday and said the reason for the change rested with the school’s desire to have an on-campus coach — especially for major sports.For more on Larson's return on Paso Robles' boys basketball coach, see Tuesday's print edition of The Tribune.