Holly Reilly has resigned from her position as head coach of the the St. Margaret’s girls lacrosse team. Reilly went public with her announcement in an email that was sent to Orange County girls lacrosse coaches after first informing her team.
Reilly departs after leading the Tartans to two consecutive Southern Section championships and building one of the top programs in Southern California. In Reilly’s six seasons at St.Margaret’s, the team went 84-22 with only four of those losses coming in the last two seasons.
“I had the opportunity to speak with the St.Margaret’s players and share with them that I will not be returning for the 2020 season. It was a challenge to share this news as it means a chapter in my life is coming to a close, and that the unique and special relationship I share with Tartan girls lacrosse players will be forever different,” Reilly said in the email.
Reilly said in the email that she plans to spend time in Argentina helping to start up the Argentina national team and prepare them for the 2021 World Cup. She will also continue to grow the game of girls’ lacrosse in Orange County through her Renegade Lacrosse youth program.
“As lacrosse moves to CIF status in 2020, more high schools will look to field teams, and I want the level of lacrosse to grow everywhere. Growth benefits every programs and [gains] more recognition from colleges for West Coast players,” Reilly said.