Fluker Offered Chatsworth Basketball Job

Former Cal State Northridge men's assistant Wayne Fluker has been offered the basketball coaching position at Chatsworth High.

Fluker, a 1988 graduate of Northridge who played two seasons for the Matadors, was offered the position over a group of candidates that included former Notre Dame High Coach Mick Cady, Loyola Marymount assistant Dave Fehty and former Eagle Rock High Coach Bill Whiting--according to a source at the school.

Reached Thursday night, Fluker, 34, said he still was considering the offer. Fluker said he plans to inform Chatsworth Principal Donna Smith of his decision today.

Fluker was a Northridge captain during his two seasons, from 1983-85, and was twice selected the team's most inspirational player.

If Fluker accepts the position, he will replace Sandy Greentree, who stepped down in April. In three seasons under Greentree, Chatsworth was 45-26 and won or shared three league titles.

Baseball

Sophomore outfielder Gary Matthews of Mission College, who batted .392 with nine home runs and 44 runs batted in this season, signed with the San Diego Padres and was assigned to the team's extended spring training facility in Peoria, Ariz.

Matthews, a switch-hitter from Granada Hills High, is the son of the former major leaguer by the same name.

He was selected by the Padres in the 13th round of the amateur draft last year. The Padres' rights to him would have expired today--one week before the June 2 draft.

Thousand Oaks shortstop Matt Elam and second baseman Greg Aguilar have signed letters of intent to play at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Lancer Coach Jim Hansen said.

Golf

Former Notre Dame High player Emilee Klein is third at 142 heading into today's third round of the NCAA women's golf championship at Oregon Golf Club in West Linn, Ore. Teammate Wendy Ward leads the tournament with a 36-hole score of six-under-par 140.

Heidi Voorhees of USC, another Notre Dame High graduate, is tied for eighth at 148.

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