Rico Brogna has resigned after one one-win year as head football coach at Notre Dame High School in Fairfield, the school announced Thursday.
The announcement comes less than a week before the start of training camp.
The school promoted associate head coach Dawon Dicks to take over for Brogna, the former Major League first baseman whose journeyman coaching career has included stops as a high school basketball coach and a minor league manager in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization.
Brogna, who played in parts of eight Major League seasons with five teams, had also been working as a scout for the Tampa Bay Rays. He will remain with the school as its community outreach director, the school announced in a news release.
Brogna said in a statement that he was "very excited" about the community outreach position.
"I look forward to helping Notre Dame continue to grow and prosper," he said. "I have full confidence in Coach Dicks and have no doubt he will lead out football program in the right direction."
In an interview last December with Rays Digest, Brogna said the baseball job was his top priority and that he wasn't sure how his future at Notre Dame would play out.
"My job is with the Rays," he said. "It's full-time. To be honest with you -- to answer the best way I know how -- I'm still kinda not sure. But there is no doubt that my Rays' job is my priority. So we'll see about the football. I'm not sure."
Brogna also told the publication he deleted his Twitter account -- which he started in an effort to connect with the Notre Dame community -- because he wanted information about his scouting activities to remain private.
"I had a Twitter account when I was coaching football to really connect with the school, and the fans and alumni and it was terrific," he said. "But now with scouting I have closed it down, because -- and that was my choice, the Rays didn't tell me to do it or anything like that -- I know and appreciate how scouting works. Scouting is different. That's private information.
Notre Dame went 1-9 in Brogna's only season, losing nine straight before winning its last game.
Notre Dame principal Chris Cipriano praised Dicks and Brogna in a statement.
"As a graduate of Notre Dame and a member of our faculty, Dawon certainly knows of the standards we expect our student-athletes to meet, both on and off the field," he said of Dicks. "He is the perfect person to guide our football program forward. I also appreciate the hard work Rico has done to help rebuild our program, and I am certainly happy he has agreed to remain a part of the ND community."