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Football: Turmoil at St. Bernard; Coach Larry Muno to resign

August 6, 2012 |  5:40 pm

Football Coach Larry Muno of Playa de Rey St. Bernard said Monday night he plans to resign as coach on Tuesday after the school wanted him to raise money to pay for his salary and coaching staff.

"I just can't do it," said Muno, who works as a full-time fire fighter. "I can't afford it."

St. Bernard had 28 players show up for the start of football practice on Monday but missing were standout players Josh Hill (receiver) and Devonte Singleton (defensive back).

Students have been deciding whether to return to school after an announcement that the school had reduced financial aid to all students.

Hill may be headed to Dorsey.

Muno guided St. Bernard to a 10-1 record in his only season as head coach in 2011.

"I love my kids," he said.

But Muno said the school eliminated his paid position six months ago.

-- Eric Sondheimer