Dan Dodd, the assistant head football coach at Tulane University, has accepted the position of K-12 athletic director and varsity football coach at Capistrano Valley Chrstian Schools, the school announced Tuesday. Dodd, a graduate of San Clemente High, replaces Chris Fore, who said he has resigned to pursue other opportunities.
“Coach Dodd will clearly bring a new look to our football program, which will be highly attractive to student athletes who want to play for a coach who believes in young men and what they can accomplish," Dr. Ron Sipus, head of schools for CVCS, said in a press release. "Our athletes will get playing time in a quality program and if they develop their skills, Coach Dodd, because of his background, can connect them to the right college recruiters and coaches.”
Dodd played football at San Clemente High and Saddleback College before transferring to Drake University. Before graduating in 1978, he set three school passing records as the Bulldogs' quarterback. Dodd has 31 years of coaching experience, including serving as a high school and junior college head coach before spending 17 years at Division 1 colleges, including New Mexico and TCU, as an assistant head coach. At Tulane, he also served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Fore was the Eagles' head football coach for the past five years and served as athletic director for the past four. Capistrano Valley Christian went undefeated in San Joaquin League play last season and Fore was named the league's coach of the year.