David Machuca spent just one season as head football Coach at Bellarmine-Jefferson. However, in that one season he helped the Guards get back to the CIF Southern Section playoffs.
Unfortunately for Bell-Jeff, Machuca, 28, — who is also the school's athletic director — has announced that he has stepped down as the program's coach. Machuca said he is leaving the post and has accepted the position of offensive coordinator at Glendale Community College under Vaqueros Coach John Rome.
"The toughest thing was having to tell the kids on the team that I was leaving," said Machuca, who talked to the team Wednesday. "Just the day before I accepted the new position I was with them in the weight room and now I'm having to tell them that I'm leaving. …It was very tough."
Machuca's resignation comes on the heels of word this week that Bell-Jeff Principal John Matheus is stepping down at the conclusion of the school year.