Sports on the Side for Nov. 4

Pinewood’s Jovanovic commits to Fullerton

Pinewood School girls basketball player Una Jovanovic has committed to Cal State Fullerton. The senior averaged a team-high 11 points per game last season. She is the fourth Panther to commit to a college this year.

Local high schools seek coaches

Los Altos High needs head coaches for wrestling, JV gymnastics, cheer and frosh-soph boys swimming. To apply and for more information, contact athletic director Michelle Noeth at 960-8811, ext. 2023, or [email protected] Los Altos also needs assistant coaches for frosh-soph football. If interested, send resume and cover letter to varsity head coach Dave DeGeronimo at [email protected] Mountain View High seeks head coaches for wrestling, frosh-soph boys lacrosse and JV girls lacrosse. To apply and for more information, contact athletic director Shelley Smith at 940-4600, ext. 1421, or [email protected].

Nominees sought for Double-Goal Coaches

The Positive Coaching Alliance welcomes nominations for its 2020 Double-Goal Coach Awards, which honor coaches who not only strive to win, but teach life lessons through sports and show players how to respect the game. The deadline is Nov. 30. Nominees must have at least three years’ experience coaching at a school or with a club or rec team. The 100 regional winners will be announced in February and the 25 national winners in March, each of whom will receive $500. One nominee will be named the PCA National Coach of the Year and win $10,000 – $2,500 for the coach and $7,500 donated to the school or youth sport organization of the coach’s choice. To nominate a coach, and for more information on the awards, visit

CIF offers newsletter for parents

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 such as health and safety, eligibility and upcoming state championship events. To subscribe to the newsletter and for more information, visit

Women’s golf group seeks members

Tuesday Toppers, a women’s nine-hole golf group with local members, tees off 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Pruneridge Golf Club in Santa Clara. Cost is $5, plus $22-$27 per round. For more information, visit

TC welcomes sports story ideas

If you have an idea for a local sports story or would like to comment on the section, email Pete Borello at [email protected]

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