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Welcome to South High Athletics!

My name is Kevin Van Waardenburg and I am the Athletic Director at South HS.  Athletics are a special part of the high school experience, and I hope our student-athletes, as well as our supporters, enjoy their time here at South High School.  Thank you to all of the people both on campus (dedicated coaches, teachers, administration, office and support staff, trainers, and students) and off campus (parents, family, friends, community members, officials, and beyond) that are a part of making these experiences possible.

SHS Athletics is a member of the South Bay Athletic Association (SBAA), a collection of 19 South Bay and surrounding area schools within the CIF-SS (our governing body).  The majority of our sports programs are members of the Pioneer League.

Our programs have a rich history, including 248 league titles, 24 CIF-SS Team Championships, and 3 Southern California Regional Championships.  Beyond these successes, I am most proud of the valuable lessons, good sportsmanship, and dedication that come with these experiences.

We hope to see you at an SHS Athletic contest soon!  Our schedules are posted below.  When attending our games, please be supportive and cheer for your teams with respect for the opposing school and its fans.  

Here are a few important dates and tips for those of you new to the SHS Athletics Family:

ATHLETIC CLEARANCES

All student-athletes participating in sports (including Marching Band), must complete the Athletic Clearance process detailed on this site below.  The whole process, including uploading a current, valid physical exam, must be completed before participation in our programs (this is not needed for the SHS Summer Programs).  The window for submitting clearances for the 2024/2025 school year will open in early June.  Physicals must be dated after June 10, 2024 so they are valid for the entire school year, so please plan your appointments accordingly.  If you are unable to get an appointment with your doctor, there are a number of low-cost options available in our area.

SUPPORTING SHS ATHLETICS

We encourage you to be a part of the SHS Athletics family in many ways.  Your donations are a vital part of our success, and we cannot operate without them.  Please donate to the Transportation Contribution page during the Athletic Clearance (or cash/check can be brought to the Athletics Office), purchase ASB during registration (this helps pay for officials, awards, tournament costs, and many other expenditures), and to your individual sports Booster Club programs.  Thank you in advance for your generosity and support!

NAVIGATING THIS SITE

Most of your needs can be found here on this page.  Below this message you will find the Athletic Clearance process with directions and forms, tryout information and upcoming special events, SHS Athletic schedules, and head coach contact information.

SUMMER PROGRAMS, SUMMER DEAD PERIOD, & MEET THE COACHES / SUMMER REGISTRATION NIGHT

Our annual Meet the Coaches Night was Wednesday, May 15th at 6pm in the cafeteria.  The presentation from that evening is posted below.  Summer Information is posted in the section below.  Our dead period will be Monday, July 15 through Sunday, July 28 - a great time to schedule summer vacations!  

STAY UP TO DATE

Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter (X) at SHS_Athletics1 for updates, as well as all of our other programs individual accounts.

2024 Summer Camp Information

2024 Summer Camp Calendar and Registration Form - UPDATED 5/15/24

2024 Meet The Coaches Night - Summer Registration Night

Meet the Coach Night Presentation from 5/15

2024 Camp Registration Forms will be collected starting Wednesday, May 15th at 6pm at the annual Meet the Coaches Summer Registration Night.  Forms/monies can be turned in during school business hours after May 15th.  Dates and times subject to change - please visit our website for more information.  Please note full athletic clearances, including physical exams, are NOT necessary for summer camps, but are for school year participation.  Please see the section below for more info.

ATHLETIC CLEARANCES AND FORMS

You must be fully cleared to participate in any athletic program during the school year (full clearance is not required for summer camps).  All clearance work can be done at the website posted here.  

Athletic Clearance Site

Physical Exam Form - 2024/2025 School Year

The window for 2024/2025 Clearances will open early June 2024.  Physicals must be dated after June 10, 2024 in order to be valid for the whole 24/25 school year.

Need Help?  Try Clearance Handout or Clearance Help Video

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You must be fully cleared before participation outside of 6th period in your program during the school year.

All clearance materials will be submitted online, including uploading your current physical.  You do not need to submit a hard copy of your physical once you upload it to the website.  Transportation donations can be made on the Athletic Clearance site as well.

For in-person transportation submissions, please come to the Athletic Office F-1A or Classroom F-2 during business hours.

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Transportation Forms

Bus transportation to away events is funded by contributions.  Transportation donations can be done with the clearance process, or cash/check to the Athletics Office during business hours.  The donations are $130 for one program, $200 for 2 or more programs, or $300 for siblings in 3 or more total programs.

If you are a parent volunteering to drive other students, please make sure this form is filled out on file with the school and/or coach.

If you are a student transporting yourself to a school activity, please make sure this form is filled out and on file with the school and/or coach.

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Tryout Information

Dates are posted below.  If you miss a tryout date, you may contact the coaches listed at the bottom of this page for possible tryout makeup dates. Dates will be posted as they become available.

FALL SPORTS

Football: No formal tryouts.  Summer Camp recommended to lead into season.  See Coach Mishler for more information.

Girls Tennis: Thursday, August 15th at 1:00pm on the Tennis Courts.

Cross Country: No formal tryouts.  Summer Camp recommended to lead into season.  See Coach Tokuda for more information.

Girls Volleyball: Wednesday, July 11 and Thursday, July 12.  3pm-5pm in the Main Gym. 

Girls Golf, Boys Water Polo, Girls Flag Football: TBA - Check back for updated information.

WINTER SPORTS

All Winter Sport tryouts are concluded for the 23/24 School Year.  See individual coaches for more information.

SPRING SPORTS

All Spring Sport tryouts are concluded for the 23/24 School Year.  See individual coaches for more information.

South High Athletics Calendar:
To use the calendar below - use the sorting options at the top of the section.  You can use the top sorting options to sort by sport and/or level, the middle checkbox sorting options to sort by location and/or game type, and the final sorting options with the blue rectangles will allow you to show the calendar by day/week/month/year - the default is a daily schedule.

 

SOUTH HIGH ATHLETIC PROGRAMS

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: kEVIN VAN WAARDENBURG

VANWAARDENBURG.KEVIN@TUSD.ORG        310-533-4352 X7320

Fall Sports 

Cross Country 
Head Coach : Brian Tokuda
Phone: 533-4352 x7471
Emailmrtokuda88@yahoo.com
WebsiteCross Country Site 

Girls Golf
Head Coach : Kelly Wood 
Phone: 533-4352 x7425
Emailwood.kelly@tusd.org
 

Football
Head Coach : Matt Mishler
Email: mishler.mathew@tusd.org
WebsiteFootball Site

Boys & Girls Surf 
Head Coach : Todd Mullin
Email: mullintodd@verizon.net

Girls Tennis 
Head Coach : Ken Hance
Email: enhancesbtc@msn.com
Girls Volleyball 
Head Coach : Robert Kutsch
Phone: 533-4352 x7320
Email: kutsch.robert@tusd.org
WebsiteVolleyball Site

Boys Water Polo 
Head Coach : Parris Ruth
Email
parrismosteller@gmail.com
Website: SHS Water Polo
 

Girls Flag Football 
Head Coach : Kevin Mitchell
Email: mitchell.kevin@tusd.org
 

Winter Sports

Boys Basketball 
Head Coach : Ari Haghanimanesh
Email: ari.haghanimanesh@yahoo.com
WebsiteBasketball Site 

Girls Basketball
Head Coach : Jamie Washington
Email: jkwashington21@yahoo.com
WebsiteGirls Basketball Site 
Boys Soccer 
Head Coach : Chad Lagerwey 
Phone: 533-4352 x7497
Emaillagerwey.chad@tusd.org
WebsiteSoccer Site
Girls Soccer
Head Coach : Sean Lockhart
Email: southhighsoccersl@gmail.com
WebsiteSoccer Site

Girls Water Polo 
Head Coach : Parris Ruth
Email
parrismosteller@gmail.com
Website: SHS Water Polo

Wrestling 
Head Coach : Donald Garriott 
Email: dgarriott@cerritos.edu

Spring Sports

Baseball
Head Coach : Grady Sain
Phone: 533 - 4352 x7553
Emailgcsain@hotmail.com
WebsiteBaseball site

Boys Golf
Head Coach : Kelly Wood 
Phone: 533-4352 x7425
Emailwood.kelly@tusd.org
 

Softball
Head Coach : Ajay Malik
Email: ajaymmalik70@gmail.com
Boys & Girls Swimming 
Head Coach : Sharon Thompson
Phone: 533-4352 x7434
Email: thompson.sharon@tusd.org
WebsiteSwimming Site

Boys Tennis 
Head Coach :  Ken Hance
Email: enhancesbtc@msn.com

Boys & Girls Track
Head Coach :  Rick Esponda
Email: rickesponda@gmail.com
Website: Track and Field 

Boys Volleyball
Head Coach :  Mike Longacre
Email: mike.longacre@gmail.com
WebsiteVolleyball Site

Girls Beach Volleyball
Head Coach :  Raffe Paulis
Email: raffepaulis@gmail.com
Website: Beach Volleyball

 

YEAR ROUND PROGRAMS

Cheer 
Head Coach : Amy Paris
Email: paris.amy@tusd.org
Website:  Cheer Site

Drill Team
Head Coach : Cassie Harris
Email: harris.cassondra@tusd.org

eSports
Head Coach : Thomas Pham
Email: pham.thomas@tusd.org