Local Coach Honored
Alameda High School baseball coach Ken Arnerich was presented the 2017 North Coast Section (NCS) Honor Coach award Tuesday, May 9, for his outstanding accomplishments as a coach.
Arnerich is a 14-year varsity baseball coach at Alameda High. He has taught baseball skills to and coached many outstanding players. His teams have always been competitive, with seven appearances in the semifinal and championship rounds of the NCS baseball tournament.
Arnerich coached the 2006 Hornets team that won the NCS 3A championship. He has also led the Hornets to numerous league championships during his tenure as coach.
In addition to his high school coaching responsibilities Arnerich has coached Little League, Babe Ruth and Senior Babe Ruth in Alameda, and the Alameda World Tournament Team five times. Arnerich has also assisted with camps for Special Olympics and the Alameda Challengers.
The award selection is based on professional standards of conduct, service to the sport, coaching accomplishments and contributions to the school and community.
Arnerich received his award before his team’s home contest against Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland last Tuesday. The award was enough motivation for the Hornets to obtain a 5-1 victory over the Dragons. The Hornets used a three-run sixth inning to put the game out of reach.
The Hornets’ record stands at 14-10 overall and 11-5 in the West Alameda County Conference Foothill League entering the league tournament. The squad took on Arroyo of San Lorenzo in the first round on Tuesday.
The Alameda High School men’s volleyball team season ended after they were eliminated in the NCS Div. II tournament by Las Lomas of Walnut Creek 3-0 (25-22, 25-15, 25-17) on Saturday, May 13.
The team had a stellar season going 24-6 overall and 12-0 in the WACC. The team had many highlights on the season including starting the year 5-0 including a 3-0 victory over St. Joseph Notre Dame on March 3. The squad also beat Encinal twice, both 3-0 sweeps.