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McNamara fires football coach Bryce Bevill after third straight three-win season

Bryce Bevill, who led McNamara to four consecutive Washington Catholic Athletic Conference football playoff berths from 2006 to 2009 is out as the Mustangs’ coach after three straight three-win seasons.

McNamara Athletic Director Tony Johnson said he hopes to hire a replacement by mid-January.

In nine seasons, Bevill’s teams went 38-55 overall and 22-39 in the WCAC, including 0-22 against league kingpins Good Counsel and DeMatha. During that span against those two opponents, McNamara was shut out eight times (including in the past three losses to four-time league champion Good Counsel) and scored one touchdown or less in 18 of the 22 games.

After an 8-3 (5-2 WCAC) record in 2009, McNamara won one league game in each of the past three seasons.

“It was very stagnant for the last three years,” Johnson said Monday morning. “We’re just looking for someone to make us more competitive and to be very competitive in the league. We had come to a mutual understanding that this was probably a good time for us to make a change.”

Bevill, an All-Met running back at DeMatha in 1989 and former Stags assistant, is assistant athletic director and assistant dean of students at McNamara and will continue to work in the administration at the Forestville school.

“For me, it never was about the wins and losses,” Bevill said. “It’s about the young men that come back and graduated from college, or are currently in college, who say, ‘Thank you.’ That’s what I did it for. I’m proud of what we did.”

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