Cardinal football coach Teojua Sanchez submits resignation
By Brian D. Wilson
Published: February 01, 2013
Santa Paula High School head football coach Teojua Sanchez turned in his resignation this week, after five seasons at the helm.
In his first year the team finished with an 8-3 record and won the Frontier League title. The program floundered since then, ending last year with a 2-8 record.
A joint statement from school administrators said, We have been honored to have him build our program. We thank him for his tremendous dedication to our young men and for being a fine role model. He has inspired unity among our coaches and community and is loved by his players.
SPHS Athletic Director Danny Guzman said Sanchez has Done great things for the school and the community in more ways than football. Sanchez was a graduate of St. Bonaventure High School.
I would like to thank the Community of Santa Paula for their commitment and loyalty to the student-athletes of Santa Paula High School, he said. I have a deep passion for the sport of football and I committed five years of my life educating, coaching, motivating, and nurturing the student/athletes of Santa Paula High School. With your help, the Santa Paula High School Athletics Department has been able to financially fund various athletic programs through your generous donations. We are grateful for your support, which enables us to bring quality high school athletic programs and experience to the young people in our community.
He also thanked his former players for their commitment, dedication, support, and effort to making the football program relevant in Ventura County. He added, We won the Frontier League Championship, made the CIF playoffs for 3 years straight, competed in the competitive Tri-Valley League, defeated Fillmore in the 100th game, and have 16 alumni currently playing collegiate football.
Lastly, he thanked all of his assistant coaches for their countless hours of dedication, time away from their families, and commitment to the football program of Santa Paula.
School officials are meeting to decide how to proceed with finding a replacement.