Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Three Coaches Recognized by State

Vu Nguyen, badminton coach at Hoover.
Coach Vu Nguyen, center,
was joined by several former
and current Hoover High
badminton players.
The California Coaches Association has named Hoover High’s Vu Nguyen, Scripps Ranch High’s Jane Morrill and Pacific Beach Middle School’s Dennis Gildehaus 2012 Coaches of the Year.

The three coaches were among 32 individuals recognized for coaching a sport or serving as an athletic director or official. Only one coach per sport was selected in the state.

Vu Nguyen has been coaching badminton at Hoover High for 13 years. In that time, he has compiled a 215-2 career record that includes 13 league titles and 12 CIF titles, including the last eight CIF championships.

Jane Morrill has been coaching the highly-successful field hockey team at Scripps Ranch High for 12 years. She has also served as a counselor at the school for 17 years.

Dennis Gildehaus runs the physical education program at Pacific Beach Middle School. He was the only middle school representative honored by the coaches association.

The trio was honored at the Association’s 55th annual awards banquet held in San Diego in June. To learn more about the California Coaches Association, visit its website.