Taft soccer coach Jeff Kearin resigns in assist of assistant principal

When Jeff Kearin was employed as soccer coach at Taft in 2021, the varsity had 27 gamers on the group and a winless abbreviated COVID-19 season was coming. The Toreadors additionally had no residence subject final season ready for a brand new all-weather subject to be accomplished.

Now there are over 100 gamers for the group, a brand new stadium will open this fall and Taft received a Metropolis Part Division III championship in 2021.

So why did Kearin announce on Thursday that he was resigning as this system progressed?

He mentioned he resigned in assist of assistant principal in command of athletics Neezer McNab, who has confronted disciplinary motion and potential demotion from the varsity’s principal, Daniel Steiner, over how she informed college students to keep away from music to reject.

“She’s a terrific administrator,” mentioned Kearin, a former head coach at Loyola who got here to Taft after McNab’s hiring.

McNab is a previous chairman of the Metropolis Part Board of Managers and a present CIF consultant of the Metropolis Part on the State Federated Council and member of the CIF Govt Committee. Her husband is former Sherman Oaks Notre Dame soccer coach Joe McNab.

“She is at all times there for all student-athletes,” mentioned Metropolis Part Commissioner Vicky Lagos.

“This was not my plan,” Kearin mentioned of his firing.

McNab has gone by way of the appeals course of throughout the Los Angeles Unified Faculty District and continues to function assistant principal pending the result of her litigation. A LAUSD spokeswoman mentioned all personnel issues are confidential.