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Andy Popper
Athletic Director

John-Paul Ballou
Assistant Principal

Melissa French
Athletic Liaison


Athletics Philosophy 

Monte Vista High School recognizes that its interscholastic athletic program in an integral part of the total educational program.  It is our philosophy to provide a positive atmosphere of sportsmanship and learning, both at practice sessions and interscholastic events, and at the same time provide a healthy competitive experience for our students.  We encourage students to strive for excellence, and to make interscholastic competition rewarding and memorable.

Monte Vista offers a variety of freshman, junior varsity and varsity level sports.  As a member of the California Interscholastic Federation and the East Bay Athletic League, athletics have enjoyed a long tradition of numerous league and North Coast Section championships.  Recent updates in the track, football field, gymnasium and pool facilities allow for an athletic environment where students are able to excel to their fullest potential.  From golf to tennis and cross country to lacrosse, Monte Vista boasts a multitude of sports, where each student can join the ideal team.

Message from our Athletic Director

It is an honor and a privilege to be the Athletic Director at Monte Vista High School.  Mustang teams have a long standing tradition of athletic excellence with outstanding coaches and student-athletes. The primary goal of the athletic program is to achieve success in all academic and competitive endeavors.  A positive athletic program can contribute significantly to school morale and community pride. While winning is important, teamwork and sportsmanship are always emphasized. 

We expect that all students in our program will develop physically, mentally and socially.  Our coaches strive daily to have a positive impact on each student-athlete’s life, helping him or her achieve their maximum potential. Student-athlete success is facilitated by being prepared, maintaining a positive attitude and being dedicated to a common cause.

 I am excited about the future of Monte Vista athletics, and I am looking forward to working with our students, coaches, faculty, staff and parents.

Go Mustangs!

Andy Popper
Athletic Director


Monte Vista Sports Teams

Fall Sports:
Football, Women's and Men's Cross Country, Women's and Men's Waterpolo, Women's Volleyball, Women's Tennis, Women's Golf
Fall Sports Paperwork due: 7-31-15, FOOTBALL ONLY Begins:  8-10-15,  Fall Sports begin: 8-17-15

Winter Sports:
Men's and Women's Basketball, Wrestling, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer and Mountain Biking
Winter Sports Paperwork due: 10-23-15, Winter Sports begin: 11-9-15

Spring Sports:
Men's Volleyball, Men's Golf, Diving, Swimming, Track and Field, Baseball, Men's Tennis, Softball, Women's and Men's Lacrosse
Spring Sports Paperwork due: 1-22-16, Spring Sports begin: 2-8-16

How to join team:
Joining a team at Monte Vista is easy. All you have to do is:
- Complete all paperwork
- Show up on the first day of practice or tryouts
- Follow team and school rules
- Join the Boosters Club (Not Required but Recommended)

Funding Athletics

High School athletics in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District are "self-funded". The athletic programs do not receive funding for equipment, uniforms, transportation, officials, or most coaching stipends. As such, participation contributions are solicited to fund these valuable programs. We encourage all interested students to try out for athletic teams. Participation in athletic programs is not dependent on financial contributions.

Athletic Boosters

The mission of the Monte Vista Athletic Booster Club is to promote and provide programs and projects which will enable the booster club to contribute additional funding to ensure the continuance of necessary and viable athletic programs; enlist strong community and parent support for athletics; provide our student athletes with proper and necessary equipment and facilities; and act as a liaison between the school administration, coaches, parents and athletes of Monte Vista High School.

East Bay Athletic League

Monte Vista High School participates in the East Bay Athletic League (EBAL) which is comprised of:
Amador Valley, California, Carondelet, De La Salle, Livermore, Monte Vista, Foothill, Granada, and San Ramon Valley.


Positive Coaching Alliance

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“Positive Coaching Alliance stands up against the win-at-all-cost mentality prevalent in youth sports today. Youth sports done right is a joyous experience that creates not just better athletes, but more importantly, better people. PCA works with schools to provide training for parents, coaches, leaders and athletes, with the ultimate goal of giving every child a positive, character-building sports experience.”










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