Aquinas’ Matheny to be new Fontana football coach

Aquinas High School football coach Nick Matheny is up for approval to assume Fontana High School’s head football coaching position, according to the agenda for Wednesday’s Fontana Unified School District board meeting. When reached by phone Tuesday evening, Matheny could not comment on his status as the new Fontana football coach.

If approved, Matheny will be Fontana’s third head coach in three years. In three years as the Aquinas head coach, Matheny’s teams have posted a combined 26-9 record and won two league championships.

Fontana has won one game in its last two seasons combined, going winless in 2010, the final season of the five-year tenure of Lance Ozier, and 1-9 under Tim Pike last season. Matheny is a Fontana High School graduate who played his freshman season for the Steelers in legendary coach Dick Bruich’s final year at the school.