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Head coach: Sheamus Murphy
Assistant coaches: Defensive Coordinator Ron Rivera, ST Coordinator Billy Viero, assistant Darren Bryant, assistant Charles Edwards, assistant Jesse Gonzalez, assistant Ryan Gorney, assistant Will Johnson, assistant Marty McNamara, assistant Tim McNamara, assistant Anthony Munoz, assistant TJ Murphy, assistant Jeremy Rodrigues, assistant Dan Russell, assistant Terrence Streater and assistant Ron Zychowski
How they fared in 2018: 4-5 (2-4 South Suburban Red Conference). Eisenhower failed to qualify for the IHSA football playoff field.
2019 regular season schedule:
Aug. 30 @ Oak Forest
Sept. 6 vs St. Laurence
Sept. 13 vs Argo
Sept. 20 @ Reavis
Sept. 27 vs Shepard
Oct. 4 @ T.F. North
Oct. 11 @ Evergreen Park
Oct. 18 @ Oak Lawn
Oct. 25 vs Richards
Biggest storyline: It centers on new head coach Sheamus Murphy. Can he get the Cardinals back on the winning track?
Names to watch this season: QB Daniel McLaurin (Sr.), RB/LB Cristian Tellez (Sr.)
Biggest holes to fill: The Cardinals will need to replace 15 graduated starter from last season.
EDGY's Early Take: The Cardinals’ now-former head coach Travis Moore decided to head to the college level. He became the defensive line coach at NIU. New head coach Sheamus Murphy, who built the Back of the Yards program from scratch, takes over and brings a ton of energy and excitement to the Island starting in 2019.