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Rancho Christian High School Head Football Coach Fired

“Due to differences of opinion in the pace and organization of the growth of our football program, we have decided to release Kenric Jameison as our head football coach,” said Rancho Christian Superintendent Mike Johnson.

Rancho Christian High School in Temecula announced the firing of head football coach Kenric Jameison today, and school officials are holding a Q&A session this afternoon to discuss the release.

“Due to differences of opinion in the pace and organization of the growth of our football program, we have decided to release Kenric Jameison as our head football coach,” said Rancho Christian Superintendent Mike Johnson in a released statement today. “While it is disappointing to make a change at this time, we believe it is necessary for the benefit of our students and school. We are making adjustments to our coaching staff and schedule which are more reasonable for the safety and success of our student athletes.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank Coach Jameison for building a football program from the ground up,” Johnson continued. “Fourteen months ago we did not have a football team and today our growing program is due to the hard work and dedication of Kenric and his great ability to cast a dynamic vision and gather an all star cast of coaches and athletes.

“We are pleased to announce that Jimmy Kemmis, a former high school head football coach and current member of our faculty, has agreed to assume the position as interim head coach,” Johnson added.

Today at 4 p.m. at Rancho Christian’s Worship Center, campus officials will host a Q&A session for anyone interested in seeking more answers to questions surrounding Jameison’s release. The campus is located at 31300 Rancho Community Way in Temecula.

According to the school’s website, Jameison was recruited by several colleges to play football and attended Arizona State University, but due to injuries he was unable to advance in his football career. He had been a high school and Pop Warner coach for many years before joining Rancho Christian.

The website states that Jameison established many contacts at the NCAA collegiate level and assisted in recruiting athletes and aiding high school athletes in scholarship opportunities throughout the United States. He was originally hired to serve as assistant athletic director under Rancho Christian High School’s Athletic Director Kelly Gill, and was hired to be the school’s first football coach for its inaugural season in 2011.

Rhonda Reinke August 30, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Thank you Rancho for stopping this train wreck before one or more players ended up with a serious injury! We were at the game last Friday and left the field shaking our heads that Rancho was paired up against a school like La Serna. Then we found out Rancho was scheduled to play several more teams from large, experienced schools and could not believe it! Rancho made their decision in part based on information given them by the CIF. This info turned out to be incorrect and CIF has publicly admitted that. Now it is time for CIF to step up and "do the right thing" by letting the seniors change schools and continue to play football!
Stanley August 30, 2012 at 10:08 PM
You got that right. I feel sorry for the kids with religious nut parents sending them to a school to be indoctrinated into superstitious beliefs, believing invisible super beings control their lives, and rediculous bible fairy tales. How are they going to compete in the future with a head full of ancient mythology?
Adrian August 31, 2012 at 04:52 AM
@Stanley. My goodness, are you a cyber mirage or does someone else in this valley actually see past the the sacred veil of dogma and one-upmanship that permeates our local community? Fingers crossed!
MyThoughts August 31, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Football is a dangerous game, everybody knows this. When you decide to play football, you accept this fact. If Rancho shut down their football program & fired the coach because they played against more experienced kids, then they will never be able to field a team or keep a head coach for longer than 1 game. There will always be someone bigger, faster, stronger. It is a shame that Rancho did this to their own student athletes. It is very clear that they reacted too quickly and should have thought it through before taking these kids football scholarship opportunities away.
nanatoo3 September 01, 2012 at 03:07 PM
My grandson plays on jv for mesa high school.They are still building the football program. Believe me we play some tough schools also. He takes a chance every time he goes on the field of getting hurt, Its football and a contact sport theres going to be injury!! Do you think the coaches there should have been able to pick all the easy teams to play...thats a joke. As usual I'm sure the parents put preasure on the school to make the move they made. You should have all let the kids make the call on this one you probably would have still had a football program!!!


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