As Bay prepares for the upcoming 2017-18 athletic seasons, we are excited to share our fall coaching line-up with the community. Many of our coaches have been at Bay for years while some are new to the Bay Athletics Program. Get to know our coaching staff below, and don’t forget that fall athletic try-outs begin Monday, August 14! Please contact Assistant Director of Athletics Samantha Gallop, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions about the try-out schedule or to contact the individual coach.
Cross Country (Co-Ed)
Our Cross Country team will be coached by Bay’s long-time coaching staff: Bob Darling, Head Coach, Lucci Lautze, Assistant Coach and Bay Mathematics Teacher, and Paul Zager, Assistant Coach and parent of Bay Alum (Claire ‘15). Bay’s Cross Country team finished strong last season, and we can’t wait to see what our runners have in store for this year. Cross country is a great sport to try out for, especially if you are looking for the camaraderie of a team but not a traditional team sport. Novices are welcome!
The Girls Golf team will be coached by Dylan Smith, Head Coach. Coach Smith has worked with the team for several seasons and is committed to ongoing player improvement. The girls have the potential for a strong finish in league this year.
Bay’s top-notch Varsity and JV Sailing teams will be coached again this year by Brent Harrill, Director of Sailing at St. Francis Yacht Club, and Adam Corpuz-Lahne. This coaching duo has led our sailors to top 20 state rankings the last several seasons and we are hoping to move up even higher this year!
New to Bay’s Boys Soccer program this year is Matthew Favela, Head Coach for the Varsity program! Coach Favela comes to us from Town School for Boys where he has coached and organized the soccer program for the past four years. Prior to Town, Coach Favela was the head coach for the San Jose State Girls Soccer Club, Head Coach for Saratoga High School Girls JV Soccer Team, and Assistant Coach for Valley Christian High School Boys Soccer Program. Coach Favela is currently the director of Player One Soccer SF, a 1-on-1 training program for players powered by Nike, and plays goalkeeper for the SF City Football Club. Returning to the Boys JV soccer program this year is Alex Lazo. We’re excited to have Alex coaching JV soccer for the 3rd year; he’s also joined the Bay School’s admission team as an Admission Associate! Coach Favela will be coordinating Alex and three additional coaches to round out a robust soccer program.
After an incredibly strong season last fall (including a first-ever victory over Marin Academy), Emily DeCamilla will be returning as Head Coach for Girls Varsity Tennis and taking on a new role as Humanities teacher at Bay! After serving as a maternity leave replacement in the Humanities department last year, Emily, who has her Master’s degree in Education, was asked to join the department as a teacher in the Humanities 1 program. Also returning to the girls tennis program this year is John Cervantes, Head Coach for Girl JV Tennis.
Our longtime time Girls Volleyball coaches, James Scrivano, Head Coach of Girls Varsity, and Cecily Scherschligt, Head Coach of Girls JV, are welcoming a new coach and team to the program. This year, Bay is introducing a Girls Frosh/Soph Volleyball team! Slated as the new Head Coach is Bay parent Jeremy Wagner (daughter Emily ‘19). Jeremy has a seasoned history of coaching volleyball professionally at every level of the sport and we are thrilled that he will expand his involvement within the Bay community.
Our coaches and athletic department are eager to welcome both returning and new Bay student-athletes to the field, court, track, and water. Fostering team-work, commitment, and spirit, Bay Athletics helps students reach their “individual and collective potential.” We look forward to seeing all of our Bay families and friends at games, matches, races, regattas and, of course, championships!
You won’t have to wait long to support our student-athletes: Come to our fall season opener on September 8th! GO BREAKERS!!!
SAVE THE DATE: FALL SEASON KICK-OFF AT KEZAR!
Please save the date for Bay’s first athletic event of the season! Come to Kezar Pavilion/Stadium to cheer on Girls JV Volleyball, Girls Varsity Volleyball and Boys Varsity Soccer as they play International High School! Bay will be serving up hot dogs, beverages, popcorn and much more. The big event takes place Friday, September 8 with the first game beginning at 4:15 p.m. Stay tuned for more information!