Sports on the Side for Feb. 24

SFHS grad Brennan named coach of year

The Lombardi Foundation last week named San Jose State football coach Brent Brennan, a St. Francis High graduate, its 2020 College Football Coach of the Year.

Brennan guided the Spartans to the Mountain West championship, a berth in the Arizona Bowl and a 7-1 overall record last season.

Local high schools seek coaches

Los Altos High needs head coaches for varsity and junior varsity wrestling, 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. Mountain View High seeks head coaches for varsity wrestling, varsity girls water polo, 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 courseshelp parents, coaches

The National Federation for State High School Associations 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 sport 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 in setting 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

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