Turner Steps Down at San Marino

By Tim Peterson

(San Marino) – Nate Turner has stepped down as the head football coach at San Marino after just one season it was confirmed Tuesday.

Turner led the Titans to an overall record of 8-3 last year (4-1 in the Rio Hondo League). San Marino lost in the first round of the CIF Division 10 playoffs to Redlands.

It was rumored that Turner had resigned last week but it was not made official until Tuesday.

San Maino will begin the search for a new head coach immediately.

24 Comments to "Turner Steps Down at San Marino"

  1. RHL Fan's Gravatar RHL Fan
    June 19, 2024 - 5:34 pm | Permalink

    Yes Kevin Pearson lives in South Pas. I don’t think he would take SM job if that meant coaching against his own kid who will be playing for South Pas.

  2. The Other Ball's Gravatar The Other Ball
    June 17, 2024 - 11:02 am | Permalink

    @jane doe
    Has lying linda and the band of gremlins (school board) entered the forum?
    The patsy here will be the current and past principals. The excuses will flow. Jack’s protégé has learned well over the decades, lie deny & remain silent. Why was the guy not allowed on smhs’s campus?
    Has there been an official announcement that Turner is no longer the head coach or apart of the program?

    @Same Old Song
    All any competent coach had to do was turn the key and ride. Core SM kids have been receiving great coaching since they were in 3rd grade. SM parents know about preparing for the future.
    As for dynamics they shouldn’t exist. Be honest or get out of the educational profession. Don’t use kids as ones means to get ahead financially and not have a accountability for incompetence. And other school districts should be put on notice! No moral corruption will be accepted anywhere. This hidden profession in the educational system needs light on it! It has abused power & turned tyrannical. Tax payers need to organize and stand up!

    The industrial educational complex is very much like the military industrial complex. Too big of a bureaucracy too inefficient too many players too much room for corruption too much overspending too many side deals too much nepotism too many lies too little done for the constituents. While the sm football program was held hostage and collapsing admin was on a group retreat to Lake Arrowhead. The educational industrial complex needs a complete overhaul. Tax payers getting screwed.

    Jack Linda Jason = cronyism

  3. Jane Doe's Gravatar Jane Doe
    June 12, 2024 - 11:04 pm | Permalink

    San Marinos leadership has a long way to go. Have a skilled football coach apart of the school was a blessing. The PTA, Principal, and Parents need to step up and stand behind him. Their failure was a failure to the children who are the ones who really lost here. When the parents and staff decided to make it a personal mission to go after him San Marino became and instant sad story of devisive action for personal gain.

  4. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 11, 2024 - 11:20 pm | Permalink

    @ Aletheia turner resigned as coach and administration could have fired him as football coach they kept him even after word leaked that was going to be named sbvc new coach.

  5. Low Profile's Gravatar Low Profile
    June 10, 2024 - 8:07 pm | Permalink

    What charges ? Please expound .

  6. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 10, 2024 - 3:40 pm | Permalink

    What happened with all the charges made against him?

  7. $'s Gravatar $
    June 10, 2024 - 2:26 pm | Permalink

    San Marino football takes a back seat to other sports like ping pong and badmitton. No racism intended.

  8. Same Old Song's Gravatar Same Old Song
    June 10, 2024 - 8:17 am | Permalink

    I’m not disputing what you are saying, but those are heavy attributions and while your experience may validate such a judgement, you put forth no evidence .
    I’ve questioned the hiring process at SM . Still , Turner did a good job last year taking RH league also -ran to share of league title and from D12 to getting high seed in D10.
    CIF doesn’t care about the inner workings of schools and athletic departments ! The issues and dynamics you bring up are real , but they exist in almost every school… to greater or lesser extent . If it’s taken this long to get to SM you are fortunate as most schools have struggled with these problems for the last fifteen years .
    The one certain thing is that administrators will always deflect blame for failures outward . It’s never the schools fault or the administrators responsibility. Denial is potent defense and self protection is primary motivator in the “ war of public education “ for tenured administrators. This has been true for decades .

  9. Aletheia's Gravatar Aletheia
    June 10, 2024 - 12:38 am | Permalink

    It does seem that SM football players and families are truly being held hostage by a form leadership that is morally corrupt and hides behind a legal team to cover up it’s lies and deception. It only cares about job title$, career advancement, pension$, entitlement$, intimidation tactics, meaningless speeches, wasting taxpayer money, zero accountability and it despises truth-tellers.

    San Marino is not what it once was. It’s not even a glimmer of it’s old self. San Marino leadership has created a banana republic. It has nearly destroyed football in SM and it may never return. It could evolve into 8-man. One thing is certain Titan Football is now on life support.

    The kids and families of SM are being cheated and deserve far better. Some might blame SM the involvement of SM parents, demographics and private schools for the lack of vitality within the program. These are not the reasons for its demise. It’s due to mismanagement and a lack of ethics.

    SOS! SOS! SOS!
    Free San Marino Football!

    All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
    – Edmund Burke

  10. Execution Search Blues's Gravatar Execution Search Blues
    June 8, 2024 - 7:54 am | Permalink

    Furthermore , I read that the match with Turner and SM was a result of executive search firm! Why would a small lower level school hire an executive search firm to hire a coach? ( Because they have the $$ to do it ). Still a rotten idea . The search firm doesn’t understand the culture of the school and community . They do the prerequisite focus groups with athletic staff which are seemingly ignored or minimized; they hire off resumes ; often the candidates are stiff and a poor fit for school in interview; winning candidates may look good on paper, but generally not invested !
    I’ve been through this type of frustrating experience a few times at school with big endowment. It rarely works out , but the school did “ it’s due diligence” and then has to do it again in a year or too as existing staff at school is left to pick up the pieces.

  11. Low Profile's Gravatar Low Profile
    June 7, 2024 - 8:21 pm | Permalink

    I went back and looked at his introductory promotional presser . It talked about how he’s looking forward to a long commitment to the San Marino family . Time changes everything, and sometimes not much time.

  12. :)'s Gravatar :)
    June 7, 2024 - 11:57 am | Permalink

    Biggest mistake was letting go coach Ray. Should’ve left him there. Consistent & Dedicated

  13. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 6, 2024 - 9:35 pm | Permalink

    What San Marino doing

  14. Pseudonym's Gravatar Pseudonym
    June 6, 2024 - 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Uh, more like bails after a season and a half. Aye yi yi… All dressed up in those spirit packs but nowhere to go….

  15. Low Profile's Gravatar Low Profile
    June 6, 2024 - 8:32 am | Permalink

    Agree, that’s why initial hiring was quirky. College coaches don’t usually go “down” to high school. Workload and responsibilities more expansive and pay rate typically lower.

  16. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 5, 2024 - 6:17 pm | Permalink

    San Marino has a booster club that helps with fundraising so the coach gets paid what he gets paid but at San Marino there’s enough rich people willing to donate to the program were you don’t have to willing about fundraising getting equipment etc

  17. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 5, 2024 - 6:16 pm | Permalink

    Doesn’t kevin pearson Leave in south Pasadena 🤔🤔🤔 he is helping Warren out in a off the field role I believe his son goes to south Pasadena why not take a swing see if he wants the job

  18. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 5, 2024 - 6:15 pm | Permalink

    @low profile He coached at the junior college level previously SBVC had a weird coaching search from 2 interim head coaches this offseason to now hiring Turner. I can see why he left as a coach you want to coach at the highest level SBVC offers that, sucks for San Marino

  19. Sports Man's Gravatar Sports Man
    June 5, 2024 - 4:05 pm | Permalink

    Anonymous ? Including salary?

  20. Low Profile's Gravatar Low Profile
    June 5, 2024 - 11:44 am | Permalink

    Something clearly going on here. He wouldn’t have coached All Star game if he thought he would leave; that was just weeks ago! The game didn’t go well , and maybe more behind the scenes ?
    Then the blistering posts , and the end was in sight . I thought it was a bit of strange hiring from get go …..
    New stag will have a lot of work to do !

  21. RAMS FAN's Gravatar RAMS FAN
    June 5, 2024 - 6:33 am | Permalink

    Nice of him to wait until June to bail.

  22. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 5, 2024 - 4:29 am | Permalink

    Bring Mooney back

  23. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 4, 2024 - 6:06 pm | Permalink

    @MVS Mike Mooney allowed to be rehired lol

  24. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 4, 2024 - 2:50 pm | Permalink

    A lot of options out there Chuck Leonardis, Singiser, have to throw Jude’s name in the mix. San Marino doesn’t lack money you will get what you need from the administration

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