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.