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St. Paul mourns the loss of legendary football coach, Marijon Ancich

It is with great sorrow that we inform the StPaul community the passing of Marijon “Coach A" Ancich. Coach Ancich entered eternal life on Saturday, December 8th at 9:05pm. He was surrounded by family when he joined our Lord. 


On Thursday, November 29th, he suffered a stroke and was in the hospital and hospice care until he passed. Coach Ancich has impacted so many lives throughout his time. He was the head football coach at StPaulfrom 1961-1981, 1993-2005, & 2009-2012. In 2013, he was named the second-winningest high school football coach in California history and led the swordsmen to six championships. For more on Coach Ancich, please click HERE.


We send our deepest condolences to the Ancich family. 


The "Marijon Ancich Memorial Fund" has been created by the Ancich family to support St. Paul High School and students. To support the "Marijon Ancich Fund", send gifts to:


St. Paul High School

ATTN: Marijon Ancich Memorial Fund

9635 Greenleaf Ave

Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670


To make an online gift, visit and select the "Marijon Ancich Memorial Fund" on the drop down menu.

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