Zernickow Signs off at San Dimas

San Dimas HC Bill Zernickow steps down after a ten year run

San Dimas HC Bill Zernickow steps down after a ten year run

By Tim Peterson

(San Dimas) – Bill Zernickow, who has been the head coach at San Dimas for the last ten years, has stepped down. He advised his players of his decision Monday.

Zernickow cited family as one of the reasons for his decision. “I’m going to look at new challenges professionally as well as enjoy the last few years as my kids are still in the house,” he said.

Zernickow took over in 2005 and San Dimas went 3-7 missing the playoffs. That was the last time San Dimas missed the post season under Zernickow’s reign. Over the next nine years the Saints won two CIF titles, lost in the semi finals three times and in the second round twice.

In 2009 San Dimas beat Monrovia 12-7 in a driving rainstorm at Citrus College to win the Mid-Valley Division championship. Last year the Saints won their second title under Zernickow beating Paraclete 20-14 at San Dimas.

Zernickow’s career record at San Dimas was 87-36 (16-7 in post season.) This year the Saints beat Baldwin Park in the first round before falling to Pomona in round two finishing 8-4 overall.

“It’s been fun,” Zernickow added.

San Dimas will begin the search for a new head coach immediately.

12 Comments to "Zernickow Signs off at San Dimas"

  1. Evaluator's Gravatar Evaluator
    December 4, 2014 - 9:41 am | Permalink

    Forgive me if I didn’t include the word “CO”.

  2. didnt win's Gravatar didnt win
    December 3, 2014 - 1:33 pm | Permalink

    They didn’t win the CIF championship in 1989 at Glendora they tied 28 to 28. And took a co-champioinship Really tie?

  3. Evaluator's Gravatar Evaluator
    December 3, 2014 - 10:51 am | Permalink

    SGV Fan, I’m not sure where you’re getting your info. As you may know Coach Lewellan is also a former Tartan and played with coach Z when they won the C.I.F. championship back in ’89. And the OC is Jacob Crook is a former Tartan, I don’t see where coach Z fits in. If you care to provide more details I would love to hear it.

  4. Sgv fan's Gravatar Sgv fan
    December 2, 2014 - 12:48 pm | Permalink

    I’m sure him resigning had nothing to do with him being forced to step down as an administrator at SDHS.
    See you at Glendora next year coach. Not sure how that will work with Fink at QB and you trying to install Wing Z. It wont be long for Lewallen to step down and Z as HC at his alma mater. Next year Z will be the OC at GHS.
    Good Luck SD, you guys will again be the SD of old real soon.

  5. NotRobWigod's Gravatar NotRobWigod
    December 2, 2014 - 11:10 am | Permalink

    Do you really want Jude? He doesn’t stay anywhere for long….

  6. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    December 2, 2014 - 10:23 am | Permalink

    Wow! That’s probably the first HC resignation domino. Who’s next? Could Jude Oliva be a possibility? He and the Suave One did work together at SG……..

  7. Coach Dahlia's Gravatar Coach Dahlia
    December 1, 2014 - 8:15 pm | Permalink

    You’re a true friend and I wish you the best in whatever God puts in front of you. Thank you for all the times we spent at Pizza Chalet dissecting our opponents but mainly thanks for great memories. I’m always a phone call or text away and again, thank you.

  8. 1st and 10's Gravatar 1st and 10
    December 1, 2014 - 6:54 pm | Permalink

    Thats the line all coaches use. Good luck coach

  9. 2013 Coach of the Year's Gravatar 2013 Coach of the Year
    December 1, 2014 - 6:51 pm | Permalink

    Glendora has a Head Coach who’s son is graduating in June and doesn’t want to do it anymore. Trust me

  10. pollster's Gravatar pollster
    December 1, 2014 - 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Bonita Unified parents are notoriously hard on their coaches. Zernikow was barely able to survive in 2013 after false accusations of PED’s and Jake- gate.I think he has had enough of that nagging from helicopter parents. To bad. OC Holman is in line but will need Zernikows full throated endorsement to get it like Medrano got from Podley at Bonita in 2012, the other Bonita Unified High school. Without that they will shop the position. Big shoes to fill.

  11. Kurt McGinnis's Gravatar Kurt McGinnis
    December 1, 2014 - 3:26 pm | Permalink

    Glendora here we come Joey Erickson will follow
    From T. Peterson: Glendora has a Head Coach

  12. Coach of the Year's Gravatar Coach of the Year
    December 1, 2014 - 2:06 pm | Permalink

    Spending time with his family means ……Going to Glendora

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