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Caines steps down as head football coach at Dos Pueblos

Doug Caines steps down as varsity head football coach at Dos Pueblos.

GOLETA, Calif. - Doug Caines has resigned as varsity head football coach of Dos Pueblos but will continue to teach media arts at the high school.

Caines has led the Chargers program since the 2018 season and before that he was the assistant head coach/defensive coordinator at DP from 2015-2017.

He was also the head football coach at Santa Barbara High School from 2012-2014.

Dos Pueblos Principal Bill Woodard said, “I want to thank Doug for putting his heart and soul into our
football program for the past six years, and for all his efforts in mentoring our student athletes both on and
off the field. I’m pleased that Doug will remain at Dos Pueblos HS as a member of our faculty in our
outstanding Media Arts/Video Production pathway. We will immediately begin the search for the next
coach to lead our program, and I continue to be excited about the future of Charger football.”

Mr. Caines added, “It has been a dream come true to lead young men and women into adulthood for the
last 13 years as a coach in our community. The commitment to leading our athletes is something I take
very seriously and do with great pride. I would never dream of giving anything less than my all to this
role. As a boy who grew up without a father, I know firsthand how important positive male role models
are, especially for young men in our community. This is what kept me in coaching. It is that same
knowledge that has caused me to reflect and take a step back and prioritize my family. I feel proud
knowing our community is better, even if only slightly, due to the experiences and knowledge I have
shared with student-athletes over the last decade.”

Dos Pueblos Athletic Director Dan Feldhaus commented: “On behalf of the entire Dos Pueblos Athletic
community, I would like to thank Doug for his years of service to our students and athletic department.
As head football coach, Doug focused on developing his players not only as athletes, but as strong
citizens and leaders in their families and community. I am so thankful and appreciative for the energy,
enthusiasm and passion that Doug brought to our football program. He was a key part of one of the most
successful eras of Charger Football and he has left an indelible mark on our program.”

DP will immediately search for a new head coach.

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