Five years ago I was offered a chance to take on my dream job as the head football coach at Costa Mesa High School. I took over a program that had just come off back-to-back 1-9 seasons and had seen four coaches in as many years.
I once heard a radio personality talking about a college team that was in the same situation, refer to this as a, "program-killer." And, while there were tough bumps on the way to reviving the program, I'm happy to say that Costa Mesa Football is no longer dead. However, I will not be around to see the program thrive because I have been fired as head coach at Costa Mesa High School.
Principal Phil D'Agostino has made the decision to move forward in an attempt to hire an on-campus coach.
While we never got the elusive playoff win that this school has been chasing for years, I am proud of the work we did at The Costa Mesa High School. On the field we accomplished most of the goals we set in front of us. Three straight playoff appearances (2007-2009), back-to-back league championships (2007, 2008), falling just short of a third straight championship and even this year, taking a team that did not win a game as freshmen and finishing 14 points shy of a 7-3 record.