Sports on the Side for Feb. 3

Former SF standout leaving Oregon

University of Oregon running back Cyrus Habibi-Likio, a St. Francis High graduate, announced via Twitter Jan. 23 that he plans to transfer to another college to play his final two seasons. Habibi-Likio rushed for 36 yards and scored four touchdowns as the Ducks’ short-yardage back last season.

Local high schools seek coaches

Los Altos High needs head coaches for varsity and junior varsity wrestling, JV gymnastics, frosh-soph boys swimming and cheer/rally. 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 varsity wrestling, frosh-soph boys water polo, JV 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]

Free online courses  help parents, coaches

The National Federation for State High School Associations (NFHS) offers several free online courses for parents and coaches. Positive Sport Parenting provides information on the importance of proper behavior by parents in school sports and the role they should play to ensure their children have a positive sports experience. NCAA Eligibility is designed to educate high school coaches, administrators and parents about the NCAA’s initial-eligibility requirements. Social Media aims to assist parents and coaches set clear boundaries and guidelines for their students’ responsible social media use. The courses are available at

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

Special Olympics needs coaches

Special Olympics Northern California needs head coaches and assistants to train, mentor and support athletes in an array of sports. No experience is necessary. For more information, call (408) 392-0170 or visit

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