The California Coaches’ Assn. will honor a group of individuals as Southern California coaches of the year at a banquet in Sacramento on June 14.
Among the honorees: Scott Nielsen, Jurupa Hills cross country, rookie coach of the year; Vicki Feilzer, Arroyo Grande girls’ tennis, female assistant of the year; Felix Cortez, Ventura basketball, male assistant of the year; Jan Hethcock, Oaks Christian, boys’ athletic director; Wend Triplett, L.A. Marshall, girls’ athletic director; Will Aaron, Gardena Serra, baseball; Doug Mitchell, Bishop Montgomery, boys’ basketball; Ann Larson, Ventura, girls’ basketball.
Brian Shapiro, Palos Verdes, boys’ cross country; Bill Vice, La Costa Canyon, girls’ cross country; Erin Creznic, Harvard-Westlake, field hockey; David White, Edison, football; Bruce Beck, Oak Park, boys’ golf; Ollie Martin, Mater Dei, girls’ golf; Robert Bauer, Westview, boys’ lacrosse; Scott Silva, Birmingham, girls’ lacrosse; Jeff Gordon, Sunny Hills, girls’ soccer; Jim Bennett, Poway, softball; Ismael Perez, Keppel, boys’ swimming; Cathy Elgas, San Diego Granite Hills, girls’ swimming; John Kessler, Irvine University, boys’ tennis; Mike Hoeger, Peninsula, girls’ tennis; Lori Smith-Thompson, Gardena Serra, boys’ track; Bob Leetch, Redondo, girls’ track.
Craig Pazanti, Huntington Beach, boys’ volleyball; Lori Beck, Escondido, girls’ volleyball; Jon Reichardt, Mira Costa, boys’ water polo; Brian Roth, Santa Barbara San Marcos, girls’ water polo; Gabe Schaefer, Bloomington, boys’ wrestling; Dave Ochoa, Northview, girls’ wrestling.