Workman High School announced Friday that it has named Eric MacIntyre as its new varsity football head coach.
MacIntyre leaves Antelope Valley, where he was the head coach for the past two seasons to take over a struggling Lobos program that just saw former head coach Scott Morrison leave after three seasons to become the new head coach and athletic director at nearby La Puente.
“I was looking for something closer to home,” said MacIntyre, who lives in San Gabriel. “There were a lot of jobs out there, just not a lot of work. Really what sparked my interest was meeting the athletic director and vice principal.
“They were both really good guys. We had a very informal long talk about football. They just seemed like the kinds of guys I wanted to work for.”
MacIntyre was 9-12 in his two seasons at Antelope Valley. He was one of 25 applicants Workman received for the open position.
“He has the pedigree,” Workman athletic director Vic Perdomo said of MacIntrye. “He’s from Sherman Oaks Notre Dame where he played and coached and was part of a few championship teams. And at Antelope Valley, from where they were, he really turned it around.”
MacIntyre expects to have a full-time teaching job on campus in the fall and will begin work on building a coaching staff as very few, if any, of his assistants from Antelope Valley will be on staff at Workman.