Arnold resigns as Cal High football coach

After seven seasons in charge of the football program at Cal High, Jim Arnold has resigned as head coach.
Arnold cited several factors for his decision, including changing CIF and fund-raising rules, his duties as athletic director and the stadium renovation planned for Cal next year.
“When you have lost the passion to run a football program, it is only fair to the kids and all involved to turn it over to someone who still has (passion),” Arnold wrote in an email.
Arnold will continue as athletic director and hopes to coach Cal’s freshman team next year, “where I can actually spend most of my time coaching kids.”
Arnold took over the Cal program in 2007, and he compiled a 48-30-2 record in seven seasons with six playoff appearances, including two semifinal berths. The Condors went 23-12 in the Del Rio League under Arnold, and claimed league titles in 2007 and 2009.
Arnold said he’d be directly involved in the hiring of a new coach and hopes to have someone hired by mid-January.
Anyone interested in applying for the position can contact Arnold at

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