Coaches in the Elk Grove Unified School District Recognized For Outstanding Work by NFHS and CIF

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Elk Grove, CA – February 25, 2021 – Two top coaches in the Elk Grove Unified School District hit home runs nationally and in the state in recognition   for their excellent work and accomplishments. Mary Jo Truesdale was awarded the top honor of National Girls Softball Fast Pitch Coach of the Year for 2019-2020, and Bryan Kilby was chosen as one of California’s Interscholastic Federation Sac-Joaquin Section Model Coaches of the Year for the 2020-21 school year. Both Elk Grove Unified coaches their excellent abilities and involvement in the community.

As the founding head softball coach at Sheldon High school in the District, Mary Jo Truesdale has over 40 years of combined experience mentoring athletes and refining the program. Beyond her coaching duties, Truesdale is involved in various organizations in the community for athletics, and this unique NFHS award brings light to the outstanding work and service she has provided. For her work leading the sport, shaping her athletes, and contributing in a positive way to the community, NFHS member state associations chose to recognize Truesdale.

Bryan Kilby is the first baseball coach from Elk Grove Unified to win the Model Coach Award. Chosen for exemplifying the qualifying traits of  trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship, on and off the field, Coach Kilby stands among other model coaches. Kilby will represent the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section at the State level. He will be one of ten coaches nominated from across California to potentially be chosen as a CIF State Model Coach of the Year for his work as the Franklin High school baseball coach.

Elk Grove Unified School District is proud to be the home of these two coaches and their great accomplishments. The impact of their efforts and involvement has tremendous positive effects on the students and families within the district.

To learn more about the programs and resources available within the Elk Grove Unified School District, visit the EGUSD website!

About the Elk Grove Unified School District

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day to Prepare College, Career and Life Ready Graduates.

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Company Name: Elk Grove Unified School District
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Phone: Mobile: +1 (916) 261-6219, Office: (916) 686-7732, Fax: (916) 686-7787
Address:9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road
City: Elk Grove
State: CA 95624
Country: United States