Practices for the fall sports season at Escalon High School can officially start on Monday, Aug. 12, a week before classes resume for the 2013-14 school year.
Escalon Athletic Director Mark Loureiro said all the fall sports teams can begin workouts on Monday, though all athletes must have physicals prior to taking part. Several students were anticipated at the Tuesday, Aug. 6 Sports Physicals Night hosted at the school, having the physicals done to meet that requirement.
As far as the sports and the coaches for each one, Loureiro said stability is the watchword.
“We’re all the same, all the coaches are back for the fall,” Loureiro said, with many long-tenured coaches returning.
Fall sports at Escalon High School include football, volleyball, boys soccer, girls golf and cross country.
For the football team, Loureiro remains the head varsity coach while Randy Northcutt is back for another season with the JV team as head coach and Roger Beeman heads up the freshman squad.
Volleyball will see Teresa Williamson return to the court to lead the varsity, her daughter Stephanie Williamson working with the JV girls and Krystal Rodriguez returning for another season as freshman coach.
On the soccer field, Paul Silva will be the varsity boys coach and Chris Oliveira will once again work with the JV boys.
Rusty Fachner returns for the fall campaign on the links as the girls golf coach and ready to take on the role of cross country coaches are Rick Heflin and Malinda Walker.
Loureiro said the teams will have practices and some preseason contests over the next few weeks, with some league play starting as early as late August.