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SF grad Velasquez makes impact list

St. Francis High graduate Dave Velasquez has made the Silver Waves Media 50 Impactful High Major Assistant Coaches List for NCAA Division I men’s basketball. Velasquez has been with the San Diego State program for 19 years, starting as a student manager in 2002. He was promoted to director of player development and then to assistant coach six years ago. Silver Waves’ list of assistants making an impact on the game were not ranked, and coaches with head coaching experience were not considered.

Local high schools seek coaches

Los Altos High seeks head coaches for varsity girls basketball and wrestling, both winter sports, and cheer/rally, which runs fall through winter. To apply and for more information, contact athletic director Michelle Noeth at 960-8857 or michelle.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Mountain View High seeks a head coach for girls golf, a fall sport. To apply and for more information, contact athletic director Shelley Smith at 940-4600, ext. 1421, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NFHS provides free officiating classes
With so many people stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the National Federation of State High School Associations recently made its officiating courses available online for free through July 1. Current high school officials and those interested in joining the officiating ranks are welcome to access the 11 courses at nfhslearn.com. Courses include basketball, football, soccer, swimming and diving, volleyball, wrestling and softball, in addition to a general course titled Interscholastic Officiating. Multiple courses are offered in basketball, soccer and volleyball. Those interested in becoming an official after taking any of the courses may visit HighSchoolOfficials.com for more information.

CIF offers newsletter for parents, guardians
The California Interscholastic Federation, the governing body for the state’s high school sports, issues a free monthly newsletter via email for parents/guardians of student-athletes in California. The newsletter aims to keep parents informed of issues like health and safety, eligibility and upcoming state championship events. To subscribe and for more information, visit cifstate.org.

TC invites readers to submit story ideas
If you have an idea for a local sports story or would like to comment on the section, contact sports editor Pete Borello. He can be reached by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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