Football: Scott Meyer is latest coach to go from public to private school

Eric Sondheimer
Contact ReporterVarsity Times Insider

Who would have predicted 20 years ago that public school coaches would be jumping to private schools with open arms?

Scott Meyer is the latest to make the move. He's leaving as the football coach at Corona del Mar to take over the program at Anaheim Servite. The Friars announced the hiring on Friday night.

That means more than half of the six Trinity League coaches will be former public school coaches. Jason Negro went from Trabuco Hills to St. John Bosco. Jim Hartigan went from Clovis West to JSerra. Rick Curtis went from Irvine Northwood to Santa Margarita. And Meyer now joins the list.

The private schools have been putting in money to lure away coaches from public schools who have lucrative retirement and medical benefits.

Meyer was 50-6 in four years at Corona del Mar, including a 16-0 season in 2013. His teams had a 30-game winning streak and won three Southern Section titles.

"It is a tremendous honor to take over the Servite football program as head coach," Meyer said in a statement released by Servite. "The tradition already established here and the years of academic and athletic excellence is an exciting thing to be a part of."



Copyright © 2016, Los Angeles Times