Granada High School basketball head coach Quaran Johnson was named “Coach of the Year” by TV30 at its 10th annual Outstanding High School Athletic Awards program, which was held virtually this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The awards program also recognized 37 high school athletes from Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton who had been highlighted as “Athletes of the Week” on TV30 during the 2019-2020 school year.
The program, produced by Tri-Valley Community Television, TV30 Foundation, and the cities of Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton, is now airing on Comcast Channel 30, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, and on demand at tv30.org.
Organizers said more than 20 coaches from throughout the Tri-Valley area were nominated for this year’s “Coach of the Year” award, with more than 300 votes cast. The goal is to honor the coach who not only achieves success in their sport, but also makes a positive difference in the lives of his or her athletes.
Each of the high school athletes, who were recognized during the school year on TV30’s weekly sports program, “Tri-Valley Sports Final,” also received personalized commendation from Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Alameda County Supervisors Scott Haggerty and Nate Miley.
This year’s TV30 Athletes of the Week were:
Amador High School: Cal Ewanich (football), Eric Hunter III (football), Charlotte Ryoo (golf), Kannon Dote (football), Jaclyn LaHa (golf), Josh Heverly (football), Kennedy Mayo (soccer), Noelle Marceno (soccer), Isabella Mauricio (basketball), and Jennie Yang (basketball).
Dublin High School: Nick Costello (football), Jessica Holbea (tennis), Christopher Middleton-Pearson (cross country), Anthony Roy (basketball), Elijah Alonso (basketball), Kendra Grant (basketball), Jaden Saunders (basketball), Devon Jackson (basketball), Julian Victoria (wrestling), and Malik Jackson (basketball).
Foothill High School: Peter Montini IV (football), Ishana Ram (volleyball), Jasmine Chen (golf), Jasmin Krishna (golf), Grayce Olson (volleyball), and Bryce Lombardi (football).
Granada High School: Josiah Knight (football), Anthony Guerra (cross country), Mateo Wilde (basketball), Elisabeth Dombrow (basketball), Jayden Johnston (basketball), and Carter Bailey (wrestling).
Livermore High School: Shaun Smith (football), Elijah Nuddleman (football), Camden Kiernan (water polo), Madison Silva (basketball), and Timothy Cowan (wrestling).