Landress to Return as Cleveland Football Coach

Steve Landress has ironed out differences with Cleveland High administrators and will return for his fifth season as the Cavaliers’ football coach.

Landress told school administrators last fall that he would quit at the conclusion of the season. But he reconsidered after the season.

“I was really frustrated during the season and I did quit,” Landress said about a decision he had kept private. “But I thought things over and I decided I wanted to come back.”

Principal Ida Windham agreed to take Landress back after a meeting Friday. Landress had requested the addition of on-campus coaches to the program, a condition satisfied when Lee Holden and Keith Wieser were promoted from the B team to the varsity.


Landress, who co-coached Manual Arts to City Section 3-A Division titles in 1983 and 1984 with Sylmar Coach Jeff Engilman, led Cleveland in ’88 to a 5-5 record and a berth in the 4-A playoffs.