Jul 13 2016

HIGH SCHOOL: New Director of Athletics

PRESS RELEASE  –   July 13, 2016

On July 13, 2016, the Piedmont Unified School District announced the appointment of Mr. Victor Acuna as Director of Athletics for Piedmont High School, effective July 13, 2016. A graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies, Mr. Acuna is an associate scout for Major League Baseball. Mr. Acuna served as the interim Athletic Director for Piedmont High School since January 2016.

Over the past 12 years, Mr. Acuna was a high school Athletic Director in Tucson, Arizona. He has extensive experience in coordinating interscholastic athletic programs. His strengths lie in working collaboratively with principals, teachers, coaches, student-athletes, and parents to create a supportive and successful athletic program. He is knowledgeable in developing interscholastic schedules, supervising utilization of athletic facilities, coordinating athletic uses of training and weight rooms, monitoring student eligibility, and the recruitment, hiring, and evaluating of coaches. Additionally, Mr. Acuna has direct experience in developing a solvent athletic operating budget and supervising team accounts.

Piedmont High School Principal Brent Daniels worked closely with Mr. Acuna in the spring, saying “I am enthusiastic and excited with Vic Acuna as our new Director of Athletics and am thrilled with his positive energy, experience, and leadership qualities. He is focused and driven to ensure that PHS offers an exceptional educational athletics program.”

Piedmont High School Athletic Booster’s President, Beth Barrett commented, “PHS Boosters is proud to partner with PUSD in supporting a full-time Director of Athletics. As interim Director of Athletics, Vic Acuna has proven a very capable leader who cares deeply about youth sports and will help create a healthy, positive and safe experience for all our student athletes.”

Mr. Acuna begins on July 13. His responsibilities include the development and oversight of the PHS Athletic Department Budget, recruiting and evaluating coaches, monitoring student eligibility, serving as the school representative of the Western Alameda Country Conference, partnering with the PHS Athletic Boosters, and coordinating team schedules, transportation, equipment, and supplies. Mr. Acuna’s email address is VAcuna@piedmont.k12.ca.us

PUSD thanks the PHS Athletic Boosters and the Piedmont Education Foundation for their support. *****

The Piedmont Unified School District is located in Piedmont, California, a city of approximately 11,000 residents in the San Francisco Bay Area. The outstanding staff provides a remarkable education and learning environment for all students. Over 68% of Piedmont High School students participate in athletics. The residents of Piedmont demonstrate a strong sense of community and are committed to maintaining and enhancing educational programs, services and facilities.

Randall Booker, Superintendent of Piedmont Unified School District

Editors’ Note: Opinions expressed are those of the author.

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