Watsonville High alumnus Humberto Medina Jr. was named the Sports Performance Coach at Monte Vista Christian, the school recently announced.
Medina will be “supervising, planning and implementing sport-specific strength and conditioning programs for all MVC sports on a year-round basis,” according to a press release from Dean of Athletics Matt Coleman.
“Coach Medina brings energy, enthusiasm and is a natural fit for the culture we are building in our athletic program,” Coleman said in the release.
Medina graduated from Watsonville in 2011 and went on to earn a degree in kinesiology at San Jose State in 2015. Since then, Medina has worked with the SJSU, Cal Berkeley and L.A. Valley College athletic programs as a strength and conditioning coach.
“I am incredibly honored to begin this new journey with the students, faculty and administration at Monte Vista Christian,” Medina said in a statement.
Medina, who holds a CSCS and NSCA certification, was a multi-sport athlete at Watsonville and helped the Wildcatz win a league title in football during the 2009 season.
• Fusion 1, Breakers 0 – The Santa Cruz Breakers FC suffered a key loss against the Ventura County Fusion on Saturday at the V.C. Sportsplex.
The loss pigeonholed the Breakers (6-5-2) into third place in the Southwest division of the Western Conference and essentially eliminated them from the postseason.
Santa Cruz closes out its regular season on Sunday against San Francisco City FC at Cabrillo College at 5 p.m.
• Watsonville, Mid-County eliminated – The Watsonville and Mid-County All-Stars were eliminated from the PONY NorCal Coast Regional tournament at McElroy Field in Watsonville.
Watsonville went 0-2 in the tournament, losing to Santa Clara and South San Francisco.
Mid-County finished 1-2. It beat Santa Clara, but lost back-to-back games against Santa Cruz and Monterey.
The tournament final is scheduled for Saturday at 4 p.m.