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CVCS Names New Football Coach, Athletics Director

Tulane University assistant Dan Dodd, a native of San Clemente, is hired to replace Chris Fore as football coach and head of Eagles' athletic programs.

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.

Bob Rohwer May 10, 2011 at 09:36 PM
Nothing against Dan Dodd, whatsover, but I will miss Chris Fore, one of the classiest guys I've met in all my years involved with coverage of Orange County high school sports. I wish him nothing but the best in his new endeavors.
Larry May 13, 2011 at 03:58 PM
“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 Hmmmmm. Capo was undefeated in league play last yaer. What kind of "new look" are they going for? Does the quote by Sipus really say that Fore did not believe in his young men? That they didn't want to play for him? Really?
Chris Fore May 14, 2011 at 06:51 AM
Thanks for the nice comment Bob. It's been a joy working with you!
Pete June 21, 2011 at 09:06 PM
Don't know Chris Fore, but I do know Dan Dodd and how he is as a coach and I assure you this is not a downgrade for CVCS. If your son is playing or will play for Coach Dodd, you will look back as your son will and regard it as one of the best experiences of your lives.
Rudy Chavez July 19, 2011 at 12:59 PM
I have known Dan Dodd for years. He was a fixture at New Mexico and he will be a wonderful addition to your school. One of the classiest guys I have ever met in the coaching profession.
Jeff Bush November 29, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Folks, I had the honor of playing for Coach Dodd in college. His teams are well prepared and compete until the final whistle. Coach Dodd will utilize your team strengths and improve your weaknesses. Good luck Coach

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