Message from the 2014-2015 Athletic Director
It is with great pride that I will be taking on the responsibilities of Athletic Director, beginning this summer. In the twenty years that I have been associated with Monte Vista, as a teacher and coach, I have developed a clear understanding of what makes athletics successful. The combination of committed coaches, student-athletes, parents, administration and the community are needed to work together to best support our programs. A goal of mine will be to further enhance the personal experience of all involved in our Athletic programs. I have great respect for Craig Bergman and the influence he has had on athletics at Monte Vista. Over the next few months, Craig has offered to help me with the transition into Athletic Director position. You can count on me to give my full support to all programs in the Monte Vista Athletic Department and continue my dedication to our Mustang Family.
“Don’t mistake activity for achievement.”
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.
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.
Bill Powers Melissa French Gary Peterson
Athletic Director Athletic Liaison Assistant Principal, Athletics
925-552-6899 925-552-2881 925-552-2808
Monte Vista Sports Teams
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: 8-1-14, FOOTBALL ONLY Begins: 8-11-14, Fall Sports begin: 8-18-14
Men's and Women's Basketball, Wrestling, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer and Mountain Biking
Winter Sports Paperwork due: 10-24-14, Winter Sports begin: 11-10-14
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: 1-23-15, Spring Sports begin: 2-9-15
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 the 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.
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.