MV grad leads U.S. to gold in water polo

Mountain View High graduate Adam Krikorian guided the U.S. women’s water polo team to a gold medal last month at the Tokyo Olympics. Team USA routed Spain 14-5 in the championship game. This marked the third consecutive Olympics in which the Krikorian-coached Americans won gold.

Local high schools seek coaches

Los Altos High needs head coaches for junior varsity girls basketball, JV girls soccer and JV swimming, along with a coach for diving. To apply and for more information, contact athletic director Michelle Noeth at 960-8857 or michelle.noeth@mvla.net. Mountain View High seeks head coaches for varsity track and field and girls water polo, along with a frosh-soph coach for boys water polo. To apply and for more information, contact athletic director Shelley Smith at 940-4600, ext. 1421, or shelley.smith@mvla.net. St. Francis High seeks assistant coaches for several sports. To apply, visit tinyurl.com/8hwxav5b.

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 cifstate.org.

Free online courses aid 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 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 nfhslearn.com/courses.

TC invites readers to submit story ideas

If you have an idea for a local sports story, email Pete Borello at peteb@latc.com.