Staff Recognition - Coaches

Staff Recognition - Coaches
Pierce Joint Unified wishes to thank our high school sports coaches for all they have done this year for our student athletes.

Pierce Joint Unified wishes to thank our high school sports coaches for all they have done this year for our student athletes. Coaches include Anthony Tapia, Angel Hernandez, Chris Tapia, Luke VanLaningham, Michael Barber, David Henriques, Merced Corona, Francisco Mendoza, Kim Travis, Allison Crandle, Nubia Lozano Hernandez, Alena Anberg, Lisa Burnum, Taylor McGuire, Marylou Gonzalez, Cody McCullough, Jason Hofkenke, Trevor Platt, Justin Chambers, Holly Schaad, Lisa Medina, Jonah McInnis, and Dalton Sachs. Covid-19 turned sports on its head this past school year. Fall coaches began conditioning in the summer under specific rules due to the pandemic which included small cohorts, masks, sanitizing, and no use of equipment to name a few. These coaches persevered through these challenges and then were unable to have their fall season. This pattern continued through the winter sports season too. Finally in February, sports opportunities began to open for abbreviated seasons. Golf and cross country were the first two sports to compete. Eventually football, volleyball, baseball, softball and soccer got their chance on the field or court. Basketball and track will be the last two sports to play this year beginning in May. Passion for students has been the driving force of these committed coaches. You are to be applauded. 


The district would be remiss if it did not mention our retiring volleyball coach. A heartfelt thank you goes out to Kim Travis for her many years of serving as a volleyball coach for the Pierce District. Your leadership and passion has placed PHS volleyball on the map. As you step down from coaching the Lady Bears volleyball team, we wish you nothing but the best and THANK YOU for always going above and beyond for the team and the school. You will be missed on the court.


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