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OHS Hires New Football Coach

Oceanside CA— (OUSD) For eight seasons, David Rodriguez served as an assistant on the coaching staff of legendary Oceanside High School football Coach John Carroll. Today, the school announced that he has been named the successor to Carrol who, during his 26 years on the sidelines, built the OHS program into one of the most prolific in the state.

Rodriguez coached in Oceanside from 1995 through 2003. He reunites with OHS after spending the past six years as the head coach at Sahuarita High School, a campus just south of Tucson, Ariz., with an enrollment of about 900 students.

“My objective is to continue the course of excellence in the classroom, on the field, and in the lives of the student athletes at Oceanside High School,” said Rodriguez.

During his six years in the desert, Rodriguez led his Mustangs to a 36-9 record. This past season he was named the 2014 Division IV Section II Coach of the Year with a record of 12-1. He was also tabbed with Coach of the Year honors by the Arizona Daily Star.

Willie Buchanon and Coach John Carroll at the CIF Championship game

Willie Buchanon and Coach John Carroll at the CIF Championship game

His coaching record includes back-to-back league titles, two undefeated regular seasons, three playoff appearances and the distinction of leading his team to its first state semi-finals playoff appearance in the past 10 years.

David Rodriguez replaces John Carroll who stepped down earlier this year [Link] citing health issues that “prevent him from coaching at a high level.” Carroll, headed the OHS program the past 26 years and is considered by many to be one of the most successful high school football coaches in the history of the state of California.

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