Coach John Carroll steps down

Leader of Pirates football program won 13

San Diego Section titles in 26 years

UT-SD, by John Maffei, January 7, 2014

John Carroll, who turned Oceanside High into a state football power, has announced his retirement as the team’s coach.

Coach Carroll earlier this season

Coach Carroll earlier this season

Carroll informed the players Wednesday afternoon of his decision.

Carroll coached 26 years at Oceanside, leading the Pirates to a 248-75-6 record.

Under his leadership, the Pirates played in 22 straight San Diego Section semifinal games and won 13 San Diego Section titles, including this season when the team was 14-1.

Carroll’s teams won state championships in 2007 and 2009 and was runner-up this season, losing to Folsom in the state Division I title game.

John Carroll to retire from coaching

Coach Carroll’s Resignation Letter:



Coach John Carroll gives an exclusive interview with KUSI’s sports broadcaster Paul Rudy,  

January 7, 2014  regarding his retirement decision.

Copy and paste for the interview (approximately 9 minutes) :