Head Coach Jim Hartigan

The Hartigans - Jim, Gina & "Bear"James Michael Hartigan, 37 was born on August 9, 1960 in Philadelphia. He is a member of the American Football Coaches Association. Hartigan is a graduate of University High School in Irvine and Cal State Fullerton whre he played defensive back under Gene Murphy. He came to Santa Margarita after coaching stints at Mater Dei and his alma mater, University. Married in February of 1992, Hartigan, his wife Gina and daughter Gemma reside in Wagon Wheel Canyon. Hartigan Finished his Master's degree in education at Azusa Pacific University in 1993. He is also chairperson of the physical education department.

Beginning his 11th year at Santa Margarita High School and ninth as the Varsity head coach, Jim Hartigan has established himself as on of the winningest coaches in Orange County. Before the 1997 Season he has guided the Eagles to a 70-25-1 record over the years, a percentage of .729. Under Hartigan the Eagles have never had a losing season and have reached the CIF playoffs in seven of those eight years. The 1996 team finished its campaign with a 13-1 record, while defeating Newport Harbor, 38-0, in the CIF-SS Division V title game. On the way, Santa Margarita also captured it's first league title and Hartigan was named CIF Division V coach of the Year. He has been instrumental off the field as well. The weight room, team room, and coaching complex are a reflection of his dedication to building the finest program in the county. His guidance, leadership and commitment to academics are evident as seven of his former players have moved on to play at the Ivy League schools.


Varsity Coaches

Shane Mielke, Pat Hegarty, Tim O'Hara, Joe Silvey
Sergio Muniz, Jim Hartigan, Jay McLaughlin, Tom Inglima



JV Coaches

Sergio Muniz, Shane Mielke, Tom Inglima, Vince Pattee, Greg Knight, John Rodriguez
Not Pictured: Greg Malo


Freshman Coaches

Mike Borowski, Andy Sulick, Head Coach Scott Britt, John Byszewski, Chris King


Support Staff


Team Doctors


School Administration

Mr. Merrit Hemenway Mr Merrit Hemenway
Mary Beth Dougherty Mary Beth Dougherty
Assistant Principal
Lu Dominguez
Lu Dominguez

Assistant Principal
Richard Schaff Richard Schaaf
Athletic Director
Mary Redwitz Mary Redwitz
Booster Accountant
Nancy Peterson Nancy Peterson
Assistant Principal
Tom Smith Tom Smith
Activities Director
Dr. Greg Giuliano Dr. Greg Giuliano
Dean of Discipline
Jack Morse Jack Morse
Dean of Discipline
Dr. Elliott Dr. Mike Elliott
Family/Psychological Services
Chuck Hansen Chuck Hansen
Plant Manager
Doug Williams Doug Williams
Associate Athletic Director
Pete Stevenson
Pete Stevenson
Game Day Announcer
Fr. Peter Muller Fr. Peter Muller
Team Chaplain
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Randy Redwitz
Business Manager
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Steve Selwood
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