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Eagles 26 - Lancers 21 - August 27th, 2014

The Eagles stop the lancers on 4th and 2 with 52 seconds left to win the game. Jr Quarterback KJ Costello sets a new school record with 27 completions in the game. This is the Eagles 26th varsity season and this was the first game under new Head Coach Rick Curtis. This was the ninth meeting between these two Pac-5 foes with the Eagles holding a 6-3 series edge. The Eagles and Lancers used to be in the Serra League together from 2002-2005, and their first meeting was in 1999 when Bishop Amat was ranked #12 in the nation by USA Today. The Eagles prevailed that night 35-26. Read the Season Quick Facts.

Former Eagle Football Player Andy Sulick named school president - August 26th, 2014

The Diocese of Orange announces the appointment of Andy Sulick as president of Santa Margarita Catholic High School.
As a member of the Santa Margarita’s charter class of 1991, Sulick’s Eagle roots run deep. Andy was a standout defensive lineman for the Eagles going on to become an All-Conference player at the University of Redlands. He then returned to SMCHS in 1996 to begin his career in education working as both a history teacher as well as a football and golf coach. In 2003, Sulick went on to continue his work in Catholic education at JSerra High School initially serving as the founding director of admissions before being named assistant headmaster.

Three Eagles Represent South Team at Brea Lions OC All-Star Game - July 11th, 2014

Congratulations to three of our recently graduated seniors for representing the South All-Star team last night at the 55th annual Brea Lions Orange County All-Star game. Jon LaBonty, Drake Schwenke, and Taylor Prenovost were selected to the South Team with LaBonty being named a captain. The North team prevailed by a final score of 12-6. More Info.

Nick Wagner ‘09 Drafted to the Angels - June 24th, 2014

Congratulations to Nick Wagner ‘09 who was drafted last week by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 31st Round of the MLB Draft. More Info.

IMPORTANT dates for all incoming and returning players! - June 24th, 2014

2014 Summer Training Camp, Passing League Dates, Lineman Competition Dates, Orientation Dates More Info.

SMCHS Youth Football Camp - March 27th, 2014

There are three upcoming camps available.
Camp 1: Sat. May 10 & Sat. May 17 – 8 am to 11 am - 6th through 8th grades
Camp 2: June 30 – July 10 – Monday – Thursdays (8 days) - 6th through 8th grades
Camp 3: July 21 – July 24 - Monday – Thursday (4 days) - 3rd through 5th grades
The camp will be fun and challenging while promoting the proper fundamentals of football. Both offensive and defensive skills will be taught by the coaches of Santa Margarita, including; Head coach Rick Curtis, Jeff Grady, SMCHS Offensive Coordinator Jeff Veeder, SMCHS Defensive Coordinator, and several members of this year’s SMCHS football staff. The Eagles’ Football Camp is perfect for all levels of athlete from novice to experienced. Athletes will leave with a better understanding of proper techniques, improved fundamentals, increased confidence, and the specific drills needed to continually improve football skills. More Info.

SMCHS Football Special Speaker Series - March 17th, 2014

Due to the generosity of Robin & Rob Morris and an extra point by Coach Curtis, all Eagles football players and parents are invited to a very special event on March 27th – 3rdFloor Athletic Building @ 6:30 pm. Chad Hennings will be speaking directly to and for our Eagle Football Families. Chad Hennings is a Motivational Speaker, Author, Business Man, Family Man, former Dallas Cowboy, former Air Force Academy player, A-10 pilot, 3 time Super Bowl Champion, and the list goes on. Business executives have paid thousands to hear him speak and motivate. Chad will be speaking directly with our team and parents. His presentation will be relevant and directed especially for our young athletes. Chad will also be available after his presentation to meet and greet with each player and family personally. More Info.

Ryan Andrew honored with Zug Cup Award. - March 10th, 2014

Congratulations to Ryan Andrew who was selected by the First Friday Friar’s Catholic Men’s Business Club as their Zug Cup award winner. This award is given to one football player from a Catholic high school in Orange County who displays excellence in community service, academics, and on the field! A scholarship check for $500 was also awarded to Ryan from the First Friday Friars Club. Ryan is the 8th Eagle to win this award. Past winners of the top scholarship award from Santa Margarita Catholic High School: Ron Mehrens (1991), Ryan Korinke (1995), Ryan Sim (1997), Thomas Hull (2006), Jamie Azdair (2009), Tom Chiarello (2010), John McGrory (2012).

Rick Curtis is named New Head Varsity Football Coach - January 3rd, 2014

Santa Margarita Catholic High School is pleased to announce the hiring of Rick Curtis as the Head Varsity Football Coach and member of the faculty. Curtis will be entering his 37th year as a high school football coach, most recently guiding Northwood High School for the past 13 years. Prior to his tenure as Northwood’s Head Football Coach and Athletic Director, Curtis coached at Servite, University, Laguna Hills, Irvine, and now enters his first year at Santa Margarita. While at Irvine, Curtis served as the Athletic Director for 10 years, was the defensive coordinator for three consecutive CIF Championship teams in 1991, 1992, and 1993, and coached basketball, track, softball and golf. Coach Curtis has 29 years of experience as a business education and physical education teacher and is an adjunct professor at Concordia University in the Masters in Athletic Administration and Coaching Program. Read More

Eagles 7 - JSerra 27 - November 4th, 2013

JSerra jumped to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. The Eagle’s lone touchdown came on a run in the fourth quarter. The Eagles end the season with a 4-6 record.

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