Best of Record Preps
Cat Ebojo Vaughns, Tracy High
Cat Ebojo Vaughns takes over as head coach of the Bulldogs volleyball team after Tracy went 33-11 overall in 2017 and tied St. Mary's with an 8-2 record atop the Tri-City Athletic League. Ebojo Vaughns explained her vision for the team, the Bulldogs' season so far and what her expectations are for the upcoming TCAL schedule.
Mark Tennis, Cal-Hi Sports
Mark Tennis, the editor and publisher of Cal-Hi Sports, talks about his new book "High School Football in California" and the current landscape of area high school football.
Brian Gray, Lincoln High
Brian Gray, the new athletic director and former head football coach at Lincoln, joins the podcast to talk about his new role with the Trojans, and what he hopes to bring to Lincoln's sports program. Gray also talks about Brandin Cooks, his former standout wide receiver that will be going head-to-head with St. Mary's grad Doug Martin as the Los Angeles Rams play the Oakland Raiders on Sept. 10.
Desmond Bishop, Edison High
Episode 5 of the Best of Preps Podcast had quite the ring to it. The Edison High football team's new defensive coordinator Desmond Bishop, who won a Super Bowl in 2010 as a linebacker for the Green Bay Packers, joins the podcast. He brought with him Edison assistant Lavelle Hawkins, a former NFL receiver, and Coach Dante Marsh. Together, the trio talked about what it meant to get into coaching after their own careers, and what coaching this level of football is like, among a wide array of...
Collin Brownell, Elliot Christian High
Episode 4 of the Best of Preps podcast went to the water, with guests Collin Brownell, a diver at Elliot Christian High, and his diving coach, Robert Wimberly. Together, the two discussed their experience at the USA Diving National Championships at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, where Brownell competed for Delta Valley Diving.
Mark Varnum, Manteca High
After sitting down with two of the area's more tenured football coaches, Episode 3 of the Best of Preps podcast featured one of the newest coaches around in Mark Varnum, first-year head coach of the Manteca High football team. In his chat with The Record, Mark discussed taking over for recently retired coach Eric Reis, the challenges of replacing senior quarterback Gino Campiotti and his expectations for the program as a rookie head coach.
Don Norton, Stagg High
The second episode of the Best of Preps Podcast features Don Norton, the head coach of the Stagg High football team. In his conversation with The Record, Don talks about the Delta Kings, what to look for as the first week of football moves closer, as well as his excitement for Stagg's talented offensive unit and his favorite place to play away from home.
Tony Franks, St. Mary's High
For the inaugural Best of Preps Podcast, The Record sat down with Tony Franks, the longtime head coach of the St. Mary's High football team. We talked about hiking, the upcoming football season and what the coach expects from the program year-in and year-out.