Matt Zingery has stepped down after three seasons as Thomas Worthington football coach, athletics director Jen Goebbel announced Nov. 26.

The Cardinals went 11-19 overall and 6-15 in the OCC-Cardinal Division under Zingery after going 1-29 over the three previous seasons from 2014-16. Thomas finished 4-6 overall and 3-4 in the league this fall.

The Cardinals also finished 4-6 in 2017, representing their most wins since 2011, and went 3-7 in 2018.

“We would like to sincerely thank coach Zingery for the time and relentless energy that he put into coaching the young men in our football program,” Goebbel said in a statement. “The school and the athletic department especially appreciate his ‘do-right’ emphasis on the values of character, integrity, and personal responsibility that he instilled in our student-athletes.”

Goebbel said the search for Zingery’s successor will begin immediately.

The Cardinals have not finished with a .500 record since 2009 and have not had a winning season since 1999, when they went 7-3. They have made only two playoff appearances, with the last coming in 1986.

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