Andy Carlstrom, whose teams went 15-15 in three seasons at St. John Vianney, said Friday morning that he has resigned in order to return to school and finish his degree in administration.

"I have enjoyed my time coaching here, and just feel the time is right to finish my degree,'' Carlstrom said.

The Lancers went 4-6 this past season under Carlstrom and qualified for the NJSIAA playoffs, but declined to participate. He previously was the head coach at Holmdel and has a career record of 31-30 in six seasons between the two jobs. He said he will remain in his position as the math supervisor at St. John Vianney.

Carlstrom's resignation is the first opening in the Shore Conference of the offseason. His departure opens up an intriguing position at a school that can draw players from multiple counties. The Lancers have not won a division title or reached a state sectional final since 1982.