Immaculate is searching for a new football coach.
Coach Gary Bellagamba resigned earlier this week after one season for personal reasons, according to a story by Rich Gregory of the NewsTimes. He had been an assistant coach prior to last year.
“We’re very thankful for the five years he gave us,” Immaculate athletic director Michael Bierwirth said. “He worked with the kids on and off the field and was a mentor to a lot of kids. It’s difficult right now.”
This marks the fourth coaching change for the embattled program since Steve Kaplanis died suddenly in the spring of 2005.
Immaculate was 60-25-3 in eight seasons under Kaplanis, including three SWC playoff and two state playoff appearances. The Mustangs are 8-53 since his death.
Bellagamba went 0-10 in 2010, his only season at the school. He took over for Roger Hancock, who was 3-18 over two seasons. The coach before that was Sean Mahon (5-25).
The search for a new coach is underway. Send resumes and references to Bierwirth at firstname.lastname@example.org.