maybe had 30 players or so on it. It seems the program changes Head coaches every two years,
apparently there is a major difference in philosophy with past head coaches and the administration.
The school is in a good middle to upper middle class area, just seems strange why they
don't have a decent FB program year in and year out.
That's common knowledge and common sense. So why is it administrations fault when this supposed past football "good coach" was far opposite of good? In 30 years, I haven't noticed a worse season for any school. Does any responsibility fall on the coach? The school is in a great location. Local NFL team uses the school. There's a built-in junior high. Administration cannot be the scapegoat for whatever happened this past football season. There is bad, then there is inexplicably pathetic.Bollweevil wrote:Football needs a little more Admin support than winters sports. The number of athletes, the cost of running the program, the number of assistant coaches needed and probably five more things. A little different animal.
Another congratulations to Costa Mesa's winter sports. A well deserved positive post. The winter coaches earned the title "good." CM football should contact SM's Fisher. That's a good coach.
Fond memories of that old gym. Cool pictures on social media showing the teams and the Bell trophy for beating Estancia.
buildings, where as most cities have a 60% to 40% ratio, CM is the only city in the OC with a 60% ratio
of apartment buildings to 40% ratio of single family residences and Tommy Trojan is right, lots of
apartments around the area of Costa Mesa High - I can see where that comes into play, I hear the
soccer teams are always good....
Estancia HS has the same problem - they get the Mesa Verde and bluff area kids but a lot of them
either start their frosh year at Newport Harbor/CDM or go to a private school.
(A LOT of apartments around Estancia HS)
in Costa Mesa? And, yes; a lot of the CM bluff area kids go to Edison,I am told...
The NMUSD is funded by CM/NB property taxes and not by state funded daily student attendance as most school districts are - one of the few in the state, I think...
FYI, Cdm/Newport Harbor, and apartments are not Estancia and Mesa’s problems with sports programs. HB Unified has open borders and most of Costa Mesa and Estancia’s best athletes cross the Hamilton or Adam’s river channel to Edison, not Cdm/Harbor. Mesa Verde has many affluent families who live in multi-million dollar homes and their children start elementary school in HB. Hawes Elementary (Edison feeder) has 300 CM kids in a 750 school enrollment. We have HB friends who go to Hawes and gave me these #’s.
Another example, Edison’s best basketball player this year, Headington, lives in North Costa Mesa (CMHS home school). Most of CM and Estancia’s best athletes don’t stay home and either cross the river to Edison or do choose Cdm/Newport. This is the main issue for both Costa Mesa schools. Yes, there are lots of good athletes, however, they leave for other opportunities.
I think Edison HS is actually closer or the same distance; for most of the CM bluff area kids to attend,
instead of Estancia HS. (would be interesting to find out how many CM kids attend Edison HS)
Why can't Costa Mesa get a better football coach? Can't blame admin for "lack of support." Blame them for lack of hiring a good coach.
athletic programs being in the areas they are in, have also wondered why the NMUSD keeps both
CMHS and Estancia HS open when both only have 1200 students or so at either school(s) that were
built for 2000-2500 students,seems like a waste of taxpayer money to me - there is probably other
agenda going on with the powers at be, oh well...