Ziola Steps Down at Los Altos

Los Altos HC Dale Ziola steps down after six seasons and two CIF Finals appearances

Los Altos HC Dale Ziola steps down after six seasons and two CIF Finals appearances

By Tim Peterson

(Hacienda Heights) – Just five days after his team appeared in the Division 6 CIF Finals Los Altos head coach Dale Ziola has stepped down according to multiple sources. 

The Conquerors fell to Paraclete 21-14 last Friday night at home. They won the Hacienda League and finished 13-1 overall. It was Los Altos’ second appearance in the Finals in the last three years. In 2014, Los Altos fell to Colony in the Central Division title game.

Ziola went 48-24 during a six year run including four playoff appearances. He was 8-4 in the post season highlighted by the two CIF Final games. Ziola took over a team that went 0-10 in 2010 and guided the Conqs to an 8-4 record and a second round playoff appearance in his first year.

Los Altos’ search for a replacement will begin immediately.

7 Comments to "Ziola Steps Down at Los Altos"

  1. March 11, 2017 - 10:09 pm | Permalink

    To be honest, even though I am from Arcadia High School (Student, but was a football team assistant), I have heard of Los Altos and that they have played good games against San Marino and I respect what you have achieved at Los Altos. Best of wishes and of luck to you and your family and since I heard you’re around the Whittier area, I think you may seem like a good assistant coach addition to LA SERNA…LOVE THAT PROGRAM THERE!!!



  2. Annoymous's Gravatar Annoymous
    December 9, 2016 - 4:27 pm | Permalink

    He left because there is no more studs in the lower level’s. The well is dry.

  3. Dollars and Sense's Gravatar Dollars and Sense
    December 9, 2016 - 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Keeping with the theme being discussed in the Broussard posting, it’s reasonable to suppose that Dale is thinking a few more bucks thrown his way might help him find a new football home.

  4. Que?'s Gravatar Que?
    December 9, 2016 - 1:04 pm | Permalink

    “He isn’t will to take rebuild!”
    If what you are trying to say is that he isn’t willing to take the time to rebuild, what do you think the last 6 years were?

  5. Coach Ziola's Gravatar Coach Ziola
    December 9, 2016 - 12:48 pm | Permalink

    Look at that fat torta! Nice pic. I’m stepping down b/c being a Head Coach has added too many lbs. My wife wants my old figure back!

  6. Not willing's Gravatar Not willing
    December 9, 2016 - 12:13 pm | Permalink

    He isn’t will to take rebuild!

  7. Bitter and the Sweet's Gravatar Bitter and the Sweet
    December 9, 2016 - 10:20 am | Permalink

    It’s certainly a dark day for the Los Altos program to have Ziola walking away, but it might signal a brighter day for Dale, if he has a higher-level gig waiting for him. In any event, I wish both parties well.

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