Santa Margarita Catholic High School announces the hiring of Christina Wear-Marinacci as the head girls varsity basketball coach. Wear-Marinacci has an impressive playing resume including professional stints overseas from 2013-2017 where she was also a coach. Prior to her professional career, she was a starting forward and a captain for the Trojans of USC from 2010-2013 where she was a David X. Marks Foundation award recipient, an honor given to student-athletes who have excelled in the classroom.
“I’m very excited for the opportunity to be a part of the Santa Margarita Catholic High School family,” Wear-Marinacci said. “I see so much potential within this school and program; I can’t wait to meet the girls and get started.”
Coach Wear-Marinacci has Orange County roots, having prepped at Foothill High School from 2005-2009. At Foothill, she was a four-time All-CIF first team member, Orange County and California State Player of the Year (2009), a McDonald’s All-American (2009), and a dual sport athlete where she was a four-year varsity letter winner in basketball and volleyball.
“Coach Wear-Marinacci has such a winning pedigree herself, I know that will carry over to our girls and this program,” said SMCHS Athletic Director Annie Garrett. “She will be such a good role model and mentor for our student-athletes as she helps them prepare for the next phases of their lives, on and off the court.”