South High Athletics


Each of these need to be completed prior to participation.  Physicals and COVID Waivers will be submitted hard copy during posted Athletic Office hours.

Athletic Clearance Instructions 20-21

Physical Form 20-21

Participant Covid-19 Waiver

Upcoming Athletic Office Hours

Please plan on turning in your physicals and COVID waivers to the Athletics Office, Room F-1, during these posted hours.  Please enter the gate near the F wing. 

I will post office hours here for each week.

Friday, November 20: 11:30am - 1:00pm

Monday, November 23: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Tuesday, November 24: 10:30am - 11:30am

Wednesday, November 25: School Closed - No Office Hours

Thursday, November 26: School Closed - No Office Hours - Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 27: School Closed - No Office Hours

9/24 Parent Presentation and Q&A

Here are the presentation slides that were used for our virtual parent meeting and Q&A for more information on our return to Athletic Conditioning.

Update as of September 22, 2020

We have eagerly been awaiting the announcement that CIF Sports would be allowed to return to campus, and it’s finally here!!  At last night’s meeting, the TUSD School Board approved a return to campus for athletic conditioning programs.  Programs will be permitted to begin training as early as Tuesday, September 29, but each coach and team must have gone through all the necessary steps to qualify for a return.

Conditioning activities for youth sports are now permitted by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) and TUSD. The purpose of these reopening guidelines for sports conditioning activities in TUSD is to ensure a safe environment for our students who choose to participate. At this time, athletic competitions and other extracurricular activities (i.e. Choir, Dance, Drill, Marching Band) are prohibited by the LACDPH.

Our school has prepared an extensive and detailed plan for conditioning activities, including team/sport individual practice plans, practice schedules, entry/exit procedures, coach and athlete daily screening protocols, and all coaches must participate in COVID-19 required training on safety and hygiene practices. In addition to trained coaching personnel, school and district staff will monitor the allowable sports conditioning activities on a daily basis to ensure all health and safety protocols are followed.

Parents and students wishing to participate must first complete and submit to their school the required Athletic Participation Packet, which includes a current athletic physical examination as well as a COVID-19-related participant waiver. For more information, please check the school website or contact our Athletic Director Kevin VanWaardenburg at

All TUSD athletic and sports conditioning activities will follow the guidance provided by the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) in determining the PHASE level and duration of each phase for gradual physical return of athletics. All sports must adhere to the phased approach outlined below, and must remain in PHASE 1 activities until authorized by the LACDPH and TUSD to move to the next phase. At this time, teams will begin with conditioning activities during the first week, and will gradually progress to more sports-specific activities including the use of some equipment as allowable.

It is crucial that all coaches, students and parents follow all protocols for these activities. To ensure the safety and success of these activities, we are conducting a live presentation and Q&A with the coaches, students and parents this Thursday September 24th at 6:00 via a zoom meeting. Zoom Meeting Link  (Passcode 125269) During this presentation, we will review specific information relating to the allowable activities, pick up & drop off details, daily health screening and be available to answer your questions. In addition, the head coach of each program will be in contact with you regarding their basic practice plans and daily expectations.

We couldn’t be more excited for our athletes to return to campus, and have busily been planning for a safe way to make this happen.  Thank you all for your patience as we waited for approval!  Working together, we are confident we will be able to provide a safe environment for our students to begin building towards a Winter Sports Season!   See you Thursday evening!  


Athletic Tryout Dates

Please visit the following spreadsheet for tryout dates, times, and locations.  Any athlete wishing to tryout will need to have completed the Athletic Clearance process and submitted all necessary paperwork to attend.  More information will also be posted in the weekly "In the Loop" announcements.

Tryout Information Link



Fall Sports 

Cross Country 
Head Coach : Brian Tokuda
Phone: 533-4352 x7471
WebsiteCross Country Site 

Girls Golf
Head Coach : Kelly Wood 
Phone: 533-4352 x7425

Head Coach : Matt  Mishler
Phone: 533-4352 
download the app on your mobile device:

Boys & Girls Surf 
Head Coach : Gidget Cato/Bobby Han
Facebook: south high surf team 

Girls Tennis 
Head Coach : Ken Hance
Phone: 533-4352 
Girls Volleyball 
Head Coach : Robert Kutsch
Phone: 533-4352 x7320
WebsiteVolleyball Site

Boys Water Polo 
Head Coach : Sarah Crist 

SHS Water Polo Info

Head Coach : Denise Mandel
Phone: 533-4352 
WebsiteCheer Site


Winter Sports

Boys Basketball 
Head Coach : Leo Klemm
Phone: 533 - 4352 x7356
WebsiteBasketball Site 

Girls Basketball
Head Coach : Robert Imamura
Phone: 533 - 4352 x
WebsiteGirls Basketball Site 
Boys Soccer 
Head Coach : Chad Lagerwey 
Phone: 533-4352 x7497
WebsiteSoccer Site
Girls Soccer
Head Coach :  Ronaldo Teixeira
WebsiteSoccer Site

Girls Water Polo 
Head Coach : Sarah Crist 

SHS Water Polo Info

Head Coach : Donald Garriott 

Spring Sports

Head Coach : Grady Sain
Phone: 533 - 4352 x7553
WebsiteBaseball site

Boys Golf
Head Coach : Kelly Wood 
Phone: 533-4352 x7425

Head Coach : Scott Hayward
Phone: 533 - 4352 
Boys & Girls Swimming 
Head Coach : Lindsey Chudley
Phone: 533-4352 x7434
WebsiteSwimming Site
Boys Tennis 
Head Coach :  Ken Hance
Phone: 533-4352 x 
Boys & Girls Track
Head Coach : Rick Esponda
Phone: 533-4352
Boys Volleyball
Head Coach :  Aaron Saldana
Phone: 533-4352 x 7442
WebsiteVolleyball Site