Rich Fisher - Head Varsity Coach
Santa Margarita Catholic Head Varsity Football Coach Rich Fisher is in his third season at the helm of the Eagles. During his first two campaigns, Fisher led SMCHS to an overall record of 14-9-0 -- a .609 winning percentage. Regarded as one of the bright young and up-and-coming head coaches in Southern California, Fisher has guided the Eagles to the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 Playoffs each of his first two seasons. This achieved as the school is a member of the toughest prep football league in the entire nation (as per MaxPreps.com) -- the Trinity League.
Coach Fisher’s 2017 squad proved to quite a potent and balanced offensive force. The Eagles set numerous team and individual offensive marks during the season -- both for a single-game and full season. The 478 points scored (43.5 per-game average) was one of the highest in school history. In addition, Fisher’s bunch set a record for average total offensive yards-per-game with 486.2. This shattered the previous record by 36 yards-per-game.
The receipt of the 2017 CIF-Southern Section Large School Academic Achievement Team Award for Football (overall 3.43 grade-point average) represents one of the most successful seasons in school history, in any sport, when combining academic and athletic achievement.