Monson resigns as Nordhoff varsity football coach

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Ojai Valley News photo by Tim Dewar

Bishop Diego head coach Tom Crawford (from left) meets with an official, Nordhoff head coach Erik Monson and NHS Athletic Director Rene Nakao-Mauch during Friday night's game after an on-field altercation. The fight resulted in five NHS players being ejected.

Mike Miller, Ojai Valley News sports editor

Nordhoff High School principal Greg Bayless announced Monday the school’s head varsity football coach, Erik Monson, has resigned effective immediately.

School officials will begin the process of hiring a new coach right away and Bayless indicated he hopes to have a new football coach in place by December.

Bayless said the Monson's status as a teacher has not been decided and will ultimately be determined by Ojai Unified School Superintendent Hank Bangser.

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