By Tim Peterson
(Whittier) – Kyle Trudell has stepped down as the head football coach at California after five years he confirmed Monday.
Trudell took over for Jim Arnold in 2014 and guided the Condors to third place in the Del Rio League and a playoff berth in his first year. Cal went 6-5 overall and fell to Downey 51-20 in the first round of the CIF Southeast Division playoffs.
California went 2-8 the next year and 20-31 overall during Trudell’s five-year stint including 4-6 in each of the last three years. Despite stepping down as HC Trudell hasn’t ruled out coaching in the future.
“I may still be coaching football at another school as an assistant, but being a head coach and trying to grow a program took its toll,” Trudell said. “Wife and three young kids vs. running a program. It was a no brainer for me.”
Cal will begin the search for a new head coach immediately.