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Bishop McNamara High School fired football coach Bryce Bevill after his ninth season leading the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference team.

In the last three years, Bishop McNamara went 0-10, 3-6 and 3-7.

“You can’t go 3 and 6, 3 and 7 in that league and continue to expect to have a job,” Bevill said. “So, we kind of knew what the deal was.”

The Washington Post first reported the firing, which Bevill and Bishop McNamara athletic director Tony Johnson confirmed occurred last week.

“We had become stagnant over the last few years,” Johnson said.

Johnson said he tentatively plans to hire a new coach in mid-January.

“Our next coach is going to have many of the same qualities as Coach Bevill,” Johnson said. “But we want to be more competitive. I think our league is a very competitive one and we want to become a relevant source in that conversation.”

Bevill said he had “a great experience” at Bishop McNamara, noting the relationships he’s built, the community engagement he fostered and the more than $3 million in scholarship money he’s helped his players earn.

“I wouldn’t change, not one thing, that I’ve done,” Bevill said.

dfeldman@gazette.net