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Mushinskie out as Beckman football coach
Beckman football coach Ken Mushinskie has been forced to resign after two seasons as head coach, Mushinskie said Tuesday afternoon.
Mushinskie had a 14-11 record in two seasons and led the Patriots to the CIF Southern Division title game in 2011. The Patriots lost to Corona del Mar, 14-13, in the title game.
“The administration wants to move forward one way and I want to move forward a different way,” Mushinskie said.
Mushinskie did not elaborate on what the differences may have been but said a couple parents of football players may have played a role in the decision.
“I know the last two years we were making huge strides at Beckman. I’m very proud of what we accomplished in terms of bringing a league championship to Beckman and a Dennis Toohey Fence Post to Beckman and going to the CIF playoffs two years in a row.”
Beckman was 11-3 overall and 5-0 in the PCL, winning the school’s league title in football in 2011.
In 2012, the Patriots were 3-8 overall and 2-3 in the PCL, losing to Garden Grove in the opening round of the playoffs.
Mushinskie said he will finish out the school year teaching at Beckman before exploring other teaching and coaching opportunities.
Mushinskie replaced Fred Shambaugh after he resigned following the 2010 season in which Shambaugh led the Patriots to the CIF Southern Division title game. Beckman lost in the finals to Garden Grove.