"He indicated to me that it was because of his family and that he wanted to spend more time with them," Legacy athletic director Lee Peters told 9NEWS on Wednesday.
"We've been pretty successful in all our athletic programs and baseball has been no exception."
Perhaps Mares' biggest mark on the program is simply getting it up and running eight years ago.During his time as coach, he was named Front Range League coach of the year three times - in 2003, 2004 and 2007.
"Not a lot of people have that opportunity to build a sports program from the ground up and that's quite a task," Peters
...Peters indicated he would like to have a new coach in place by the end of July.