Swearingen out, Smith in at Calipat


CALIPATRIA — There’s been a surprising shakeup in the local high school football coaching ranks: Calipatria High’s Mike Swearingen has resigned, effective as of Tuesday. He has been replaced by Keith Smith Sr., the school announced.

Swearingen, a local coaching stalwart and IVCFA Hall of Famer who previously ran the show at Brawley, Imperial, Southwest and IVC, leaves the school after three years at the helm, during which he amassed a 13-19 record and claimed a share of the 2016 Manzanita League crown — the Hornets’ first league title since 2012.

Sports Editor Aaron Bodus can be reached at abodus@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3434.

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