Top athletes, coaches honored by board

BOLSA GRANDE High School athlete Tiffany Ly and football coach Doug Cooper were honored at the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education meeting on Jan. 16 during the 2018 Athletes and Coaches of Character recognition (GGUSD photo).

The Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) Board of Education recognized Athletes and Coaches of Character from each of the district’s seven comprehensive high schools at the January 16 Board of Education meeting. The coaches and student athletes represent a wide variety of sports and help develop and enrich GGUSD athletic programs by modeling respect, teamwork, and a winning attitude.

“Our coaches and student athletes dedicate an incredible amount of time and talent to their sport in addition to keeping up on their classroom responsibilities,” said Lan Nguyen, Board of Education vice president.  “These student leaders and coaches serve as mentors and friends and help enhance the high school experience for so many students.”

The Athletes of Character are student scholars who excel in academics, serve as leaders in their sport, and are role models in their schools. Congratulations to:

  • Bolsa Grande: Tiffany Ly, basketball and volleyball
  • Garden Grove: Isabel Ortiz, cross country and track
  • La Quinta: Dylan Do, football
  • Los Amigos: Alexandra Lopez, cross country, basketball and track
  • Pacifica: Justin Krause, water polo
  • Rancho Alamitos: Margarita Haro, soccer
  • Santiago: Lillian Martinez, girls wrestling

The Coaches of Character have helped develop CIF league champions and teach students important skills like determination and confidence. Congratulations to:

  • Bolsa Grande: Doug Cooper, football
  • Garden Grove: Frank Perales, boys and girls volleyball
  • La Quinta: Mike Conlay, cross country
  • Los Amigos: Nathan Werdel, girls basketball
  • Pacifica: Eduardo Osorio, water polo
  • Rancho Alamitos: Marc Pickett, girls soccer
  • Santiago: Victoria Juarez, cross country and track.


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