Football head coach resigns

In his three seasons with the team, Hughes posted a league record 1-14 and overall record of 11-19.


Eric Hong

P.E. teacher Marcus Hughes announced his departure as football coach on Jan. 6.

Ryan Chae, Sports Editor

Diamond Bar High School football head coach Marcus Hughes has announced his resignation after three seasons with the team. The search for a replacement has already begun, according the announcement from the administration.

Hughes joined the football program in March 2014 when former head coach Ryan Maine became the offensive coordinator for Santiago High School. Hughes had previous experience at Cornwall Central High School in New York where he went 67-13 in six seasons and to the playoffs for three straight years.

In his three years with the team, Hughes compiled an overall record of 11-19 and a league record of 1-14. Over the three seasons the team averaged 24 points a game while allowing 30 points a game.

Players from his three years said they have learned countless of lessons from Hughes, both on the field and off the field.

“[He taught me] to just give a hand to someone when they’re down and always show class,” senior running back and captain Davion Bluitt said.

Hughes accepted a position at Saddleback Community College as the running backs coach. He will continue his position as the P.E. teacher and assistant basketball and track coach at DBHS.