Santa Monica College football head coach Gifford Lindheim was a the finalist for College of the Canyons head coaching job that went to former assistant Ted Iacenda, according to an official with knowledge of the situation.
The Canyons job was a full-time one-year interim position. Lindheim is currently a part-time walk-on coach at SMC.
Lindheim is 24-18 in his four years at SMC including leading the Corsairs to back-to-back Pacific Conference titles in 2011 and 2012. It is the first time SMC has won consecutive league titles since the early 80’s.