The following was released this afternoon by Santa Margarita president Andy Sulick ...
"After a great deal of discussion and discernment, Santa Margarita Catholic High School (SMCHS) has decided that its football program will be better served under new leadership. Effective immediately, Rick Curtis will no longer act as head football coach or have any formal role at SMCHS. Curtis led the SMCHS football program for two full seasons and the school, its athletes, and parents are grateful for his service.
“'I am personally thankful for the dedication of Mr. Curtis, but after much discussion and consideration we feel that for the success of our highly competitive football program we must seek new leadership and energy,”' said SMCHS President Andy Sulick. '“We thank Coach Curtis for his service to the football program and to education in Orange County.”'
The remainder of the release detailed Curtis' coaching career and a bit of Santa Margarita football history, both of which have been previously published.