Ryan Green, left, talks with tight end Xavier Carlton in January, when Green was hired to be the new Modesto Christian football coach. Green resigned on Wednesday, before ever coaching a game at MC and Carlton will play next season in Utah (Front Row Preps/James Burns)

MC shocker: Ryan Green resigns as football coach

Ron Agostini
Ryan Green

Ryan Green, the man tabbed to be Mike Parsons' successor as football coach at Modesto Christian, did not reach the season opener.

Green's resignation was announced Thursday in a letter directed to Modesto Christian students and families. "He decided that Modesto Christian isn't a good fit for him," the letter stated.

The action marks the third setback for the successful program since the end of the 2018 season. Parsons resigned in early January and, late last month, heavily recruited prospect Xavier Carlton announced his transfer to a private-school power in Utah.

School officials learned of Green's exit on Wednesday.

"The school is in a state of shock like everyone else," Athletic Director Robb Spencer said Thursday. "There's not much to say right now. Bad spot."

Modesto Christian must work quickly to fill the coaching berth. Spring practice begins May 13.

"It's 100 miles an hour right now while we figure this thing out," Spencer said.

Green, a former standout at Denair High and the University of the Pacific, was brought on board by MC in January. His resignation also leaves uncertain the immediate future of his son Beau Green, the Downey High quarterback who transferred and planned to play at Modesto Christian.

Efforts to reach Ryan Green have been unsuccessful.