In 2017 Ted Iacenda will begin his fifth season as head coach at College of the Canyons, and his ninth season overall with the Cougars football program.
Iacenda took over head coaching responsibilities at COC in 2013, after a seven-year stint as an assistant coach at Bishop Alemany High School.
In his first season with the Cougars, Iacenda led the team to an 8-3 overall record and 5-1 conference mark, while winning the program’s 11th conference title — and first since 2008. The Cougars also earned a berth to the California Community College Athletic Association’s Southern California Regional Playoffs, another first since 2008, before eventually falling to state runner-up Fullerton College.
In his four seasons as head coach Iacenda has compiled an 23-19 record. The Cougars are also 12-11 in conference play during that span.
The program has also seen 56 student-athletes transfer and continue their playing careers at four-year schools during Iacenda's tenure.
While at Alemany, Iacenda served under then-head coach Dean Herrington, helping the Warriors win league titles in six of his seven seasons at the school, as the program posted a combined 62-23 record during a stretch that ran from 2006 to 2012.
Iacenda also spent four seasons as a member of the COC football coaching staff working with running backs, wide receivers and special teams units under then-head coach Chuck Lyon.
As a member of Lyon’s staff Iacenda helped the Cougars go a combined 48-4 from 2002 to 2005, as the program claimed four Western State Conference titles, two CCCAA Southern California Championships and both a CCCAA State and National Championship in 2004.
Iacenda also coached running backs and wide receivers at Trinity Valley Community College in Texas during the 2001 season.
Prior to joining the coaching ranks Iacenda was a standout football player at Hart High School where he starred as a member of the school’s 1995 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division II Championship team. The Indians also finished as CIF runner-up in 1994.
The highly decorated player then attended the University of Southern California and later transferred to the University of New Mexico where he earned his bachelor's degree in university studies in 2000. Iacenda then went on to earn his master's degree in sports management from United States Sports Academy in 2004.
Iacenda and his wife Courtney reside in Santa Clarita with their daughter Ella and son Ty.
— Bio current as of Aug. 2017
|Coach Iacenda by the Numbers|
|23||Victories as head coach at College of the Canyons|
|1||SCFA National Division, Northern Conference Championships|
|38||Players who have earned All-SCFA honors during Iacenda's tenure|
|5||Players who have earned All-State honors during Iacenda's tenure|
|56||Players who have transferred and continued playing careers at four-year schools during Iacenda's tenure|