Lou Panzella, who has coached the Deer Valley High girls volleyball team since the program began in 1997, has stepped down to become the women's volleyball coach at Los Medanos College.
Under Panzella, the Wolverines won four Bay Valley Athletic League titles, made the North Coast Section playoffs 13 times and the section finals twice. He had an overall record of 373-172 in 16 seasons at Deer Valley.
Tina Briggs, who has been Deer Valley's freshman girls coach for several years, has taken over for Panzella as the Wolverines' varsity coach.
"Leaving Deer Valley girls volleyball was a very difficult decision," said Panzella, who will remain the boys volleyball coach at Deer Valley. "In many ways, I surprised even myself by taking the LMC job. Loyalty has always been very important to me."
Panzella takes over a Mustangs team that went 11-12 last season and 7-7 in the Bay Valley Conference.
Earthquakes forward Alan Gordon has been added to the U.S. national team roster in advance of Wednesday's friendly against Mexico in Mexico City.
Gordon, 30, who has nine goals in 16 MLS games this season, joins Quakes teammates Chris Wondolowski and Steven Beitashour on the U.S. squad, among 10 MLS players overall. Gordon and Beitashour are seeking their first appearances with the national team.
Cal teammates Brandon Hagy and Max Homa are among six golfers tied for second after the first round of the 112th U.S. Amateur in Cherry Hills Village, Colo. The tournament is using two courses for stroke play: the par-70 CommonGround Golf Course and the par-71 Cherry Hills Country Club course.
Hagy and Homa each shot a 5-under 65 at CommonGround and trail only Bobby Wyatt, who shot a 7-under 64 at Cherry Hills.
Other players with Bay Area ties include Cal's Walter Huddy (2-over 72), Michael Kim (1-over 72) and Michael Weaver (2-over 73); Stanford's Steven Kearney (2-over 72) and Patrick Rodgers (2-over 73); Saint Mary's Jonathan De Los Reyes (par-70); and Ricky Stockton of Salinas (2-over 72), Nicolo Galletti of Pleasanton (4-over 74) and Jason Anthony of Walnut Creek (9-over 80).
San Jose State defensive line coach Jim Jeffcoat will be inducted into Arizona State's Ring of Honor in a ceremony during the Sun Devils' game Oct. 18 against Oregon.
Jeffcoat, in his second year with the Spartans, was a three-year starter for the Sun Devils who was the defensive MVP in Arizona State's Fiesta Bowl win over Oklahoma on New Year Day 1983.
Senior tight end Ryan Otten remained out of practice after injuring his ankle Aug. 7. An MRI exam revealed a low ankle sprain, and MacIntyre said there are no concerns about Otten missing the Aug. 31 opener at Stanford.
Otten caught 52 passes for 739 yards and five touchdowns last season to earn first-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors.
The Stanford women's team will begin the 2012 season ranked No. 6 nationally, the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced in its annual preseason poll today. Cal is ranked 17th.
Cal senior outside center Seamus Kelly, a three-time All-American, is co-captain of the United States' collegiate All-Americans on their tour of Ireland, home of the sport's international governing body.
The U.S. team commenced its tour Saturday with a 19-7, come-from-behind victory over a Connacht Academy development side. The team trailed 14-3 at the midway point before turning the tides on its host.
The tour continues Tuesday with a match against Leinster Academy.
Staff writers Matt Schwab and Jimmy Durkin and wire services contributed to this report.