Oceanside’s John Carroll decides to retire

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by Jeff Fisher

Oceanside Pirates footballOne of California’s top coaches has decided to call it quits.

Oceanside High School‘s John Carroll announced Wednesday that 2014 was his last year as head of the Pirates.  In 26 years at Oceanside, Carroll led the program to 248 wins, 2 state titles and 13 CIF titles.  This past season, Oceanside finished 14-1, losing to Folsom, the #5 ranked team in the nation in High School Football America’s Top 25, in the California Division I Bowl Championship game.

UTPreps.com reports Carroll, whose overall record is 248-75-6, is stepping down for health reasons after he suffered a brain injury during a practice last year.


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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.