Sports on the Side for April 14

Pinewood grad now a national champ

Pinewood School graduate Hannah Jump played on the Stanford University women’s basketball team that won the national championship by edging the University of Arizona 54-53 April 4 in San Antonio.

The sophomore guard played in all five of the Cardinal’s playoff games, totaling 27 points, six assists and two steals off the bench. Jump made nine of her 19 shots from the field, including seven of her 15 attempts from 3-point range, and both of her free throws.

Mountain View High seeks coaches

Mountain View High seeks head coaches for varsity girls water polo, varsity wrestling and junior varsity 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 aimed at helping 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 experience playing sports. 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 the 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

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 prior coaching experience is necessary. For directions to the San Jose office and more information, call (408) 392-0170 or visit

Women’s golf group seeks members

Tuesday Toppers, a women’s golf group with local members, tees off 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Pruneridge Golf Club in Santa Clara. To join, visit

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