Head Coach Jim Hartigan

The Hartigan FamilyJames 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 with their daughter Gemma, son Connor, and two Golden Retreivers Bear and Buddy. 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 13th year at Santa Margarita High School and eleventh as the Varsity head coach, Jim Hartigan has established himself as one of the winningest coaches in Orange County. Under Hartigan the Eagles have never had a losing season and have reached the CIF playoffs in nine of those 10 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. The 1997 team finished 14-0 defeating Tustin in the Division V finals.   The Eagles finished ranked number 1 in Division II in the State. The 1998 Team finished 10-4 reaching the CIF Championship for the fourth year in a row. The 1999 Team Finished second in the Serra League in the schools first year in Division I Football. 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.

Jim Hartigan is 100-34-1 (.744) entering his 12th season as Varsity Head Coach. Overall Coach Hartigan has a 116-37-2 (.755) if you include 10-0 and 6-3-1 lower level teams that he led in 1987 and 1988 respectively before the Eagles fielded varsity teams. He was honored as the both the 1996 and 1997 Daily Pilot Sea View League Coach of the Year, CIF-SS Division V Coach of the Year and the National Football Foundation Orange County Coach of the Year. Coach Hartigan has directed his squads into the playoffs in nine of their ten seasons and has never posted a losing season. Jim has coached in several exciting games including two State Games of the Week during the 1998 season, and a National Game of the Year (the 1997 CIF Championship Game).

Six returning and three new assistants will be on Coach Hartigan's staff this season. Sergio Muniz(Charter Class Alum) returns as Offensive Coordinator. Helping on offense will be fellow charter Class Alum Shane Mielke (offensive line), John Rodriguez (tight ends), Mike Maxwell (QBs), first year WR coach Casey Quinn and Hartigan (RB's). Coach Hartigan will be the Defensive Coordinator and Mike Jacot returns as the defensive line coach. Eagle Alums J. J. Wilson (DBs) and John Byszewski (LBs) are new for 2000. Vince Pattee will coach the Kickers. Jerry Holloway will coach the Sophomores and Andy Sulick returns to lead the Freshman team.


Varsity Coaches

Sergio Muniz, Mike Jacot, Shane Mielke, Vince Pattee, Head Coach Jim Hartigan John Byszewski, Caey Quinn, J.J. Wilson, John Rrodriguez, Terry Roberts



JV Coaches

Jerry Holloway Head Coach
Offensive Line
Mike Jacot Defensive Coordinator
John Rodriguez Special Teams Coordinator
Casey Quinn Offensive Coordinator
Wide Recievers
Mark Quick Offensive Line
Terry Roberts Running Backs
John Byszewski Linebackers
Matt Kilgrass Cornerbacks
Gary Lorge Defensive Line
J.J. Wilson Safeties


Freshman Coaches

Andy Sulick Head Coach
Danny Gonzalez  
Mike Borowski  



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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