Compiled by Steve Breazeale
St. Margaret’s Episcopal School announced Feb. 25 that former interim head coach Stephen Barbee has been appointed to head coach of the Tartans football program.
Barbee was named interim head coach last season, filling in for former head coach Rod Baltau, who was battling an illness.
Barbee led the Tartans to an undefeated regular season, an Academy League title, the CIF-SS East Valley Division Championship, the CIF Division IV Southern Regional State Championship and an appearance in the CIF Division IV State Championship.
Barbee joined the Tartans coaching staff in 2010 and served as the defensive coordinator before being named interim head coach.
St. Margaret’s head of school William N. Moseley and athletic director Susie Maga issued a press release and a letter to parents regarding the hire, saying:
“Coach Barbee possesses a deep understanding of and commitment to St. Margaret’s, our mission and values, and he has a clear vision for the future of the program that aligns very well with our school athletics philosophy, expectations and needs for the program. Stephen is a thoughtful, motivating and inspiring coach and educator who cares about each of his students and believes wholeheartedly in the immeasurable learning lessons and character building of athletics in their developing hearts and minds.”