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Football: Santa Margarita fires two assistant coaches

December 29, 2011 |  8:01 pm

Santa Margarita Catholic High School announced Thursday night that after completing an internal investigation it has fired assistant football coaches Sean Coen and Robert Hendricks.

Both coaches pleaded guilty in September to marijuana possession charges.

According to the announcement on the school's website, "In our internal investigation we found that sound judgment was not exercised by either man in allowing marijuana to be grown in their garage. When one is charged with the responsibility of working with teenagers who are constantly in a society where the temptation of marijuana is prevalent, these coaches had a responsibility to utilize sound judgment.

"Mr. Coen and Mr. Hendricks had every opportunity prior to and after September 15th to inform their head coach, the athletic administration or the school's administration of the facts surrounding their case and neither did so."

-- Eric Sondheimer