From left, Albert Caruana, Brian Weaver and Chris Williams are among the 25 cross country and track and field coaches who have been nominated by their respective sections for the NFHS California State Coach of the Year award for the 2019-20 school year. Nearly 150 coaches statewide across all sports representing all 10 CIF sections were nominated. (Photos by Kirby Lee/Image of Sport, Jeffrey Parenti)
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The California Interscholastic Federation on Thursday announced the list of Section nominees for the NFHS California State Coach of the Year award for the 2019-20 school year.
The list of nominees across all 10 sections recognizes 148 coaches, including 25 statewide from cross country and track and field.
These coaches were selected based on the positive work they have done with the student-athletes in their respective sports programs, according to the release.
"The CIF would like to thank and honor these well-deserving coaches for all they do for the student-athletes of California as their efforts go far beyond the court, field, mat, track, or pool deck," CIF Executive Director Ron Nocetti said in the release.
All those listed are candidates for the overall NFHS Coach of the Year Award.
Nominated Coaches In Cross Country, Track and Field
Section nominations for cross country and track and field are listed below by sport, alphabetized by section. Not all sections nominated coaches for both genders and all sports.
Boys Cross Country
Ivan Huff (Paso Robles) - Central Section
Phil Pompei (St. Francis) - Central Coast Section
Bruce Thomson (San Pedro) - Los Angeles City Section
Chris Williams (Dublin) - North Coast Section
Sean Kohles (Skyline) - Oakland Section
Kevin Selby (Nevada Union) - Sac-Joaquin Section
Tialoc Venacio (Crawford) - San Diego Section
Olga Camacho (Burton) - San Francisco Section
Colin Pratt (Agoura) - Southern Section
Girls Cross Country
Paul Contreras (Foothill) - Central Section
Albert Caruana (Crystal Springs Uplands) - Central Coast Section
Roman Gomez (Belmont) - Los Angeles City Section
Ruth Seabrook (Northgate) - North Coast Section
Richie Boulet (Oakland Tech) - Oakland Section
Amber Lassetter (Consumnes Oaks) - Sac-Joaquin Section
Robert Muschek (Sage Creek) - San Diego Section
Danny Camacho (Washington) - San Francisco Section
Kristen Goossens (Orange Lutheran) - Southern Section
Boys Track and Field
Brian Weaver (Buchanan) - Central Section
Mike Buckley (Convent & Stuart Hall) - North Coast Section
Peanut/Tena Harms (El Dorado) - Sac-Joaquin Section
Kevin Doherty (Lincoln) - San Francisco Section
Girls Track and Field
Ryan Renz (Bakersfield Liberty) - Central Section
Dave Unterholzner (Bella Vista) - Sac-Joaquin Section
Andy Leong (Lowell) - San Francisco Section