SHC Head Football Coach Steps Down

Sacred Heart Cathedral announces that after 16 years of service to the Sacred Heart Cathedral football program, Barry McLaughlin has stepped down as head coach to devote time to his family. During his five year tenure as head coach of the SHC football program, Coach McLaughlin led the Irish to a Central Coast Section Championship, a NorCal Championship and the Division 4A CIF State Championship in 2021. In addition to the historic postseason run in 2021, McLaughlin led the program to three CCS playoff appearances (in four full seasons) and the CCS GPA award in 2018.

In addition to his five years as head football coach, McLaughlin has served SHC for 11 years as an assistant coach and more than a decade as an instructor of science and physical education. McLaughlin states, “I want to thank the SHC Administration as they put their faith in me to run the program in 2017. After focusing my time and energy on mentoring and coaching hundreds of young men, I must focus on my seven-year-old Logan and my family.” McLaughlin will continue to serve Sacred Heart Cathedral as an instructor of science.

The search for Sacred Heart Cathedral’s new head football coach will begin immediately. Those interested may submit a resume and cover letter to Athletic Director Caesar Smith at and apply through the SHC application portal.

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