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South Tahoe High looking for spring coaches

Steve Yingling, Tribune sports editor

The only boys’ golf coach South Tahoe High has ever known won’t be returning to lead the program in the spring.

Mike Patterson, who started the Vikings’ program in 1995, has resigned, and the school is looking for a new coach.

The school has an urgency in filling coaching vacancies for other spring sports as well, including a varsity softball assistant, junior varsity softball head coach, boys’ track and field coach and assistant track and field coach.

“The program that really needs the coaching help is softball,” said STHS Athletic Director Don Borges, whose varsity coach, Anneliese Neitling, is currently running the program by herself.

South Tahoe is also seeking girls’ golf and volleyball coaches for next fall.

Patterson said that his time commitment to his roles with the California Teachers Association led to his decision.

“I have taken on too many responsibilities, and I don’t have the time to put in to the golf program that you need to put in with the travel,” he said.

Patterson said coaching golf is unique and more demanding that most sports because of the travel required for practice.

“It’s not like football where you have 2 or 21⁄2 hour practices. In golf they are 5-6 hours daily when you put the travel time in there,” Patterson said.

Patterson is doing his part to help the school transition to a new coach.

“I want to see the program succeed and move forward,” he said. “I’ve talked to people in the golfing community and encouraged some district teachers to apply.”

To apply or learn more about any of these openings, phone the school at (530) 541-4111.


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