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 Kathy Hoover, Athletic Director

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Kathy Hoover, Athletic Director

Hometown: Baton Rogue, LA
High School: Roy High School (Roy, UT)
Years in Position: 1
Other Sports: Athletic Training for 17 years; Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist for 14 years.
Accolades: Arizona Top 10 Teacher of the Year (2016); Yuma County HS Teacher of the Year (2016)

Contact: mhoover@yumaunion.org / (928) 502-5034

 Nick Santos, Athletic Trainer

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Nick Santos, Athletic Trainer

Hometown: El Centro, CA
High School: Southwest High School
Years in Position: 3
Awards/Accolades: Many Are One alumni award from Seton Hall University (2019)
Why Coaching: "I was an athlete myself. I enjoy competitive sports."
Fun Fact: Has worked as a certified athletic trainer for nearly 7 years. 
Email: nsantos1@yumaunion.org

 Nick Johnson, Baseball

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Nick Johnson, Baseball

Hometown: Yuma, AZ
High School: Yuma High School
Years in Position: 2 / 5
Other Sports: Football, golf and wrestling
Why Coaching: "As a former athlete, being able to pass my knowledge of the game I love onto the future generations, and follow in my father's footsteps."
Fun Fact: Played baseball for two years at Arizona Western College and played at St. Joseph's College in Standish, ME.

 Jessica Gastelum, Softball

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Jessica Gastelum, Softball

Hometown: El Centro, CA
High School: Southwest High School
Years in Position: 3
Other Sports: Basketball, volleyball
Why Coaching: "What got me into coaching is my love of sports and my desire to improve children and young adults through athletics."
Fun Fact: Prior to moving to Yuma, Gastelum coached mulitple sports at both the high school and collegiate level throughout the Imperial Valley. 

 Juan Lerma, Tennis (Boys)

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Juan Lerma, Tennis (Boys)

Hometown: Yuma, AZ
High School: Yuma High School

Years in Position: 4 / 2 
Other Sports: Boys Soccer

Why Coaching: "I had many great coaches that were great role models and wanted the opportunity to provide young men with similar experiences. Also providing them with an opportunity to become a great citizen to our community within the soccer/tennis court and out of the playing field. It has always been a dream to be able to go back to my alma matter and coach at the varsity level. That goes to show that dreams truly do come true." 
Email: jlerma1@yumaunion.org

 Michael Moreno, Tennis (Girls)

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Michael Moreno, Tennis (Girls)

Hometown: Cherrypoint, NC
High School: Kofa High School
Years in Position: 9
Other Sports: Soccer
Why Coaching: "The impact a coach can have on individual athletes."

 De'Laurien McKenzie, Track

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De'Laurien McKenzie, Track

Hometown: Saginaw, MI
High School: Buena Vista High School
Years in Position: 2
Other Sports: Football
Fun Fact: Played wide receiver in the International Football League (IFAFL) in Japan and is an eight-year Marine Corps Veteran. 

 Liz Huyck, Unified Track

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Liz Huyck, Unified Track

Hometown: Sunfield, MI
High School: Lakewood High School
Years in Position: 3
Other Sports: Softball, basketball, volleyball, track, cross country (32 total years of coaching)
Awards/Accolades: Nominated for coach of the year
Why Coaching: "A passion for helping students grow and succeed in a sport that I love."

Fun Fact: Played college softball at Grand Valley State University and coached at GVSU.