Carol McLatchie, head cross-country coach at Bend’s Summit High School, has been selected to coach the United States women’s distance team in August at the 2013 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships track meet in Moscow, Russia.
“It should be quite interesting and fun,” said McLatchie, 61, who also served as the women’s distance coach for the U.S. team at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. She also was an assistant team manager for the U.S. women’s team at the 1993 IAAF World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.
A former international runner herself, McLatchie will be in Linz, Austria, from July 26 to Aug. 5 for the U.S. training camp before heading to Moscow for the world championships, which will run Aug. 10-18.
“I really don’t have to coach them that much,” said McLatchie, noting that a big part of her job will be coordinating logistics. “I keep an eye on (the athletes) and keep them happy. I figure out when they want to go to the training track and see if they forgot to bring anything.”
Culver introduces new football coach, A.D.
Shea Little, an assistant football coach at Culver High for the past two seasons, has been named the Bulldogs’ new head coach.
A 1997 graduate of Eastern Oregon University, Little, who also has been Culver’s head baseball coach the past two seasons, takes over a Bulldog football program that went 1-7 last season and twice had to forfeit games because of a rash of injuries to its varsity squad.
Little, who will also serve as the school’s athletic director, has a wealth of head coaching experience, mainly in Central and Eastern Oregon. The 40-year-old has previously held head coaching jobs at Baker (2000-01), La Grande (2003-04), Crook County (2005-07) and Jewell (2010).
Little replaces Brian Silbernagel in the football position and takes over for Brad Kudlac as athletic director.
Sisters volleyball standout headed to Cal Poly
Shannon Fouts, who recently graduated from Sisters High, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball this fall at NCAA Division I California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo, Calif. A first-team all-state setter in Class 4A as a senior, Fouts helped the Outlaws place at state in each of the past three years.
“Shannon is a very competitive, enthusiastic player whose infectious court presence brings out the best in her teammates,” Cal Poly head coach Sam Crosson said of Fouts in a press release. “She is a highly skilled volleyball player who has the drive, discipline and work ethic to become great.”
Cal Poly, which competes in the Big West Conference, went 4-26 overall last year and 3-15 in conference play.
Wilcox sisters commit to Humboldt State, Warner Pacific
Twin sisters Kersey and Jordan Wilcox, Mountain View High graduates who recently completed their sophomore year at Lane Community College in Eugene, have committed to play basketball at four-year schools.
Kersey Wilcox, who averaged 10.3 points, 4.7 assists and 2.8 steals per game for LCC during the 2012-13 season, is headed to NCAA Division II Humboldt State in Arcata, Calif. The former Cougar point guard finished her LCC career as the school’s all-time leader in free throws made (289) and was second all time in free-throw accuracy (79 percent).
Jordan Wilcox, a shooting guard, will continue her basketball career at NAIA Warner Pacific College in Portland. She averaged 7.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game at Lane last season and leaves LCC having made the seventh-most 3-pointers (96) in Titan women’s basketball history.
Sisters announces fall registration dates
Sisters High’s athletic office will be open on the following dates and times for fall registration: Aug. 5-9, 9 a.m. to noon and Aug. 12-16, noon to 4 p.m. The school will also hold sports physicals sessions on Aug. 14 and 15 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Fall preseason team meetings are scheduled for Aug. 14, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the Sisters High auditorium. Athletes must have all paperwork and physicals completed and all fees and fines paid before the first day of practice on Aug. 19.