Football: Bluford out for rest of season, future still unknown

St. Ignatius head coach Steve Bluford talking to players on the sideline during the Wildcats' game against Bellarmine on Oct. 2 at St. Ignatius. (Photo by Tawnya Gray)

By Jeremy Balan

St. Ignatius head football coach Steve Bluford will not be back to coach for the Wildcats this season and school officials will not say if he will take back the position in 2011.

“Steve won’t be coaching this year, but he will continue his duties as a physical education teacher,” said St. Ignatius Athletic Director Bob Vergara. “Nothing has been determined [for the future]. We’ve decided what to do for this season, but beyond this season nothing has been decided.”

Both Vergara and St. Ignatius Director of Communications Paul Totah would not comment on the reasons why Bluford will not be coaching the team, but did stress that the decision was not based on the team’s performance on the field.

“We can’t discuss the reasons why because it’s a personnel matter,” Totah said.

Assistant coach John Regalia will continue to serve as interim head coach in Bluford’s absence.

“John’s been a program for 13 years and he’s a great mentor,” Vergara said. “The players are in good hands.”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    is this why SI cant win a game?

  2. MC N-Bay says:

    Yeah, it’s tough without a head coach.

    I did see SI vs. Marin Catholic and they just don’t have very good skill players.

  3. first team all league receiver says:

    its too bad – hes the best football head coach I’ve ever had.

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