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Tim Walsh Resigns as Head Football Coach, Anthony Rouzier Named Interim Head Coach


Tim Walsh Resigns as Santa Margarita Catholic High School Head Football Coach, Anthony Rouzier Named Interim Head Coach

August 26, 2020

Tim Walsh Resigns as Santa Margarita Catholic High School Head Football Coach, Anthony Rouzier Named Interim Head Coach

Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. –Tim Walsh has resigned as Santa Margarita Catholic High School’s head football coach, citing recently discovered medical concerns, school officials announced today.

Walsh was hired at SMCHS in January after retiring as the head football coach at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

“I truly wish that I could have completed the mission,” Walsh said. “SMCHS is filled with tremendous people, students, coaches, staff, faculty and administration. Unfortunately, I have some medical issues to take care of, and at this point in my life, my health and family are first. I will miss the players and wish them nothing but the best this year. They have been an outstanding group dealing with COVID-19 and all the setbacks they have faced. There is a good staff in place, and they will lead the players to great things this season.”

Effective immediately, Anthony Rouzier will serve as interim head coach of the Eagle football program. Coach Rouzier has coached at Santa Margarita for three seasons serving as the varsity linebacker coach and most recently as the Eagles’ defensive coordinator. Prior to SMCHS, Rouzier coached for the Hamburg Huskies of the German Football League, UMass Amherst and Winston-Salem State University.

A native of Amherst, Mass., Rouzier played linebacker at the University of Connecticut and the University of Massachusetts. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Massachusetts in 2009 and a Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from Florida International University in 2014.

“Anthony is a faith-filled person with the energy and passion to lead our football program,” said Santa Margarita Catholic High School Assistant Principal of Athletics Jim Hartigan.

Santa Margarita Catholic High School provides a coeducational, college-preparatory education developing students who are people of faith, skilled lifelong learners, healthy individuals and involved citizens of the world. Founded in 1987 under the leadership of the Diocese of Orange, the school’s 42-acre campus is nestled against the picturesque Saddleback Valley Mountains in Rancho Santa Margarita. The school is home to nearly 1,650 students.

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