How the Best of the West Football Team is Changing the Game at Sunnyside High School
Sunnyside High School’s soccer team is sporting a plenty to celebrate this week. The Grizzlies which are in the midst of a winning streak that spans five games, are scheduled to play Rincon/University on Saturday at Kino Sports Complex Saturday to keep the Western League title.
The team has also received incredible community support throughout the time. This is a sign of the dedication coaches and administrators have been to their players.
Coach Richard Sanchez
Over the course of his 30 years coaching football in the last 30 years, coach Richard Sanchez has traveled a many times. He has experience coaching high school football and also at the NCAA Division I and NAIA levels.
Sanchez Sanchez, a Sunnyside twice-champion Sunnyside football coach, used the bulldog method to help his Blue Devils win five consecutive state titles in wrestling. Sanchez assists his students with the integration of their academic and athletic performance.
Humberto Torres and Coach
Sunnyside was operated by coach Humberto Torres. He was the head coach for Desert View, Sunnyside and was the winner of his team the AAA Southern Division Football Championship and three AAA Arizona State Wrestling Championships.
The support and guidance he provided to students was extremely valuable, particularly students who speak English. Students were able to take advantage of a program that was successful created by DVHS and enjoyed equal access to chances as other students.
Coach Fil Barrera
The Sunnyside High School football team is enjoying a promising start this season. The Grizzlies are 4-0 with a perfect beginning under coach Fil Barrera and will look to continue that winning streak against Richland.
The Grizzlies are also being assisted by his efforts this season. Although injuries can be a challenge for many players, the team is able to keep them on track and on top in the Big Nine Conference.
His involvement in the community spans various tasks. as a fundraiser, and a member of the Tucson Clean & Beautiful Education Coordinating Committee, Sunnyside Neighborhood Association.
Coach Taunya Garcia
Taunya Garcia has a soccer coach who has a history of excellence both on and off the field. She has been awarded numerous accolades for her leadershipqualities, such as the Coach Taunya Garcia’s Arizona High School Athletic Association’s Teacher Award. In her time at Sunnyside High School she was the recipient of four outstanding Teacher Awards.
Valla Dalrymple is a dedicated volunteer, who is committed to strengthening families in the Sunnyside community as well as beyond. Being a part of the Sunnyside District Alumni Association’s board and has established an endowment for The Tom Dalrymple Memorial Scholarship in the memory of her husband. Additionally, she serves as a the counselor and mentor for Sunnyside High School’s Teenage Parent program.
Bob Jaramillo, Coach
Bob Jaramillo is a 14-year veteran of the Junta Directiva del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Sunnyside. Bob Jaramillo is now in the position as an instructor for Desert View High School’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps program. It’s a huge honor to assist students from the community he lives in He said.
YolandaCorrales, the district’s Title I coordinator and Family Engagement Coordinator. She is responsible for coordinating a variety of activities that help students and their families succeed. Additionally, she is involved with the McKinney Vento Angel Tree program that provides support during the Christmas season for homeless children who are not accompanied. Volunteer work she does includes Back to School Wellness Fair as well as Sunnyside Meet Yourself, as in addition to the Thanksgiving meal that is held annually for families.
School Leader Conor Hynes
Conor Hynes, our School leader has been here since the beginning. He is an avid advocate of KIPP. Conor has been a star in his classroom, and has been the proud holder of the honorary title of student body president. The skills he has displayed in the field aren’t more impressive, and he also played a significant role in the local community even when he was not in the classroom. The conversation will continue all day long about having the opportunity to receive the opportunity to learn from such an amazing group of educators.
Buck Crouch, a Sunnyside high school student who is now an active participant in our community. Since 2011, he’s been on Sunnyside’s Governing Body and is currently the president of Sunnyside Foundation. In his role as an Sunnyside Literacy Council member and chair, he is a volunteer for his local Kino Rotary Club in South Tucson. He is passionate about learning about new subjects and sharing his knowledge with other people. Sunnyside High School is a honor for his.