Just as everyone is handing the Wilson job to Greg Gano comes word that Los Altos coach Dale Ziola, who revived the Conquerors program the past three years, may be interested in the open Cal High position.
Ziola had no comment about the rumors that have really picked up steam this week. But there’s no doubt that Ziola can pretty much write his own ticket to just about anywhere in these parts after bringing Los Altos back from the dead.
IF Ziola is truly interested in the Cal High job and gets it, that could mean a potential return to Los Altos for Gano, if the position opened up and the four-time CIF champion coach went for it. How about that for irony?
So why would Ziola leave Los Altos for Cal High. Well, think about it, Cal High is set to get a very nice new stadium/field. It’s in a much better paying district. And Ziola lives near the school.
As for Gano to Wilson, obviously an opening at Los Altos would change everything. It just has to. But Los Altos would also command plenty of interest considering how loaded the program now is. If Wilson’s admin is smart, they’ll lock up Gano now and not have to worry about him going for more advanced programs like Baldwin Park, Cal High or even Los Altos, if it opened up.
When contacted about the prospect of going back to Los Altos if the job ever opened, Gano said he was fully focused on being a finalist at Wilson.
“The thing I’m concentrating on right now is the Wilson job and nothing else,” Gano said while declining to comment further.
This is something to certainly watch going forward …