football coach, Dave Perkins, along with the resignations of the
basketball, baseball and track and field coaches, as well as the end
of Perkins' post as the boys athletic director.
The Daily Pilot conducted interviews with Costa Mesa coaches,
administration, as well as district and city officials shortly after
the school announced the resignation of its boys athletic director,
Perkins, on July 1.
Since then, Costa Mesa fired Perkins as its football coach, the
Daily Pilot learned Friday night, forcing us to make 11th-hour
This series entails why there has been chaos at Costa Mesa during
the past four months. Bob Serven, who is now an assistant with the
Mater Dei boys basketball team, said he resigned, in part, because of
the lack of summer pay for coaches and his frustrations with the
joint-use agreement for fields.
In January, Perkins was told to resign as athletic director
because he was so adamantly against the joint-use agreement and
because he took exception to the payment process to coaches, he said.
The series began with Sunday's introductory story on what is
happening in Costa Mesa's athletic department followed by Monday's
focus on the joint-use agreement. Today's concluding story
concentrates on the topic of summer pay for coaches.