Bryce Young's high school coach announces retirement after nearly 50 years on sidelines
Bryce Young was a star at Mater Dei High School in Southern California before the start of his career at Alabama.
His head coach was Bruce Rollinson, who has led the program for 34 years and has been in the coaching business for the better part of 50 years.
However, on Thursday, Rollinson, an alumnus of the school, announced his retirement, effective at the end of the season.
“I have recently decided that this year will be my last year as head coach of Mater Dei football,” Rollinson said in a statement. “After playing at Mater Dei more than 50 years ago, 47 years coaching at Mater Dei and 34 years as the head coach, making this decision with the entire starting line-up returning next year should make it easier for the next coach and Mater Dei to continue with our winning tradition.”
Under Rollinson’s guidance, Young threw for 8,374 yards and 97 touchdowns versus just 12 interceptions during his junior and senior seasons after transferring from Catherdral High School in Los Angeles. He also accumulated 643 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns on the ground during that time span.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Rollinson, who took the reins of the program in 1988, is 339-86-2. The Monarchs, whose last loss came on Nov. 30, 2019 in the state championship game, are currently 10-0 on the season.
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