Cardosi Steps Down at Kaiser

By Tim Peterson

(Fontana)- William Cardosi has stepped down as the head football coach at Kaiser after seven seasons at the helm he confirmed Monday.

Cardosi led Kaiser to an overall record of 55-22 including 9-5 in the post season. The Cats made the playoffs in five of the seven seasons under Cardosi. In 2020 there were no playoffs due to COVID-19.

Kaiser’s best season during Cardosi’s tenure was in 2019 when the Cats went 14-2 overall and won the CIF Division 8 Championship with a 38-35 win over Arcadia on the Apaches’ home field. Kaiser then went on the State Playoffs and won the first game before falling to Wilcox in the State Finals.

Cardosi was the offensive coordinator at Kaiser from 2008 to 2016 before taking over as head coach in 2017.

“I’ve coached here almost my entire coaching career, mostly as an assistant,” Cardosi said. “I worked my way up from freshman assistant to head coach. I didn’t come to this decision lightly.”

Kaiser will begin the search for a new head coach immediately.

3 Comments to "Cardosi Steps Down at Kaiser"

  1. Detached Observer's Gravatar Detached Observer
    April 26, 2024 - 8:20 am | Permalink

    That game was so good that they have been playing each other in season opener since .To your point , the matchup has been largely uncompetitive the last two years with Kaiser dominating.

  2. Huh?'s Gravatar Huh?
    April 25, 2024 - 5:51 pm | Permalink

    Kaiser defeated Arcadia back 2018 38-35, which was the last time Arcadia qualified for playoffs, Arcadia hasn’t been the same or qualified since then.

  3. Detached Observer's Gravatar Detached Observer
    April 24, 2024 - 8:07 am | Permalink

    What happened ? It’s too late in the year for this to have happened organically. Kaiser has been solid mid level program throughout his tenure , and I fear the story isn’t a good one . The 5/7/10 rules for coaches still applies , even to the loyal homegrown coaches like Cardosi!

    I’m sure he’ll find success in his next stop

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