Santa Margarita Catholic High School announced today that Anthony Rouzier has officially been named the school’s head football coach effective Monday, March 1.
“It’s an honor to be named the head coach of Santa Margarita Catholic High School,” Rouzier said. “I’m excited to continue building champions off the field to eventually win championships on the field, and to cement our culture into the hearts of the young men we serve. We will be passionate about instilling a competitive spirit and pride ourselves on being our very best at developing our players.”
Coach Rouzier has coached at Santa Margarita for three seasons serving as the varsity linebacker coach and most recently as the Eagles’ interim head coach. Rouzier came to Santa Margarita Catholic High School from the German Football League’s Hamburg Huskies, where he was the interim head coach and defensive coordinator in 2017.
Prior to Germany, Rouzier was a graduate assistant at his alma mater, the University of Massachusetts. He worked with the defensive backs in 2015 and the linebackers in 2016. Rouzier coached the outside linebackers at Winston Salem State University in the spring of 2015. In 2014, Rouzier coached at Amherst Regional High School, where he started as the linebacker’s coach and was promoted to defensive coordinator mid-season. Rouzier played at UConn in 2005; he was the first walk-on true freshman to start in the school’s Division IA era. He then transferred to UMass as a scholarship athlete and was a part of two conference championships. He earned All-Academic All-Conference honors in 2007 and 2008. Rouzier holds JD and MBA degrees from Florida International University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from UMass. Passionate about healthy living, he is the co-creator of a children’s book and nonprofit promoting health and wellness.
“We are excited to have Coach Rouzier lead our football program,” said Santa Margarita Catholic High School President Andy Sulick. “Coach Rouzier is a passionate coach who understands the mission of our school and how to connect with today’s student-athletes. I am excited for the future of Eagle Football under the watch of Coach Rouzier.”
Santa Margarita Catholic High School offers a coeducational, college-preparatory education developing students who are people of faith, skilled lifelong learners, healthy individuals and involved citizens of the world. Under the Diocese of Orange’s leadership, the school’s 42-acre campus is nestled against the picturesque Saddleback Valley Mountains in Rancho Santa Margarita. SMCHS is an equal opportunity employer.