Banner day for Amat signees


CENTER LEFT TO RIGHT: Kelsey Salter Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Paul Paez University of San Diego, Matt Johnson University of New Mexico, Davis Cazares New Mexico, Josh Tierney Univ. of Redlands, Jerry McClanhan UC Irvine, Damien Haynes Howard University, Alexander Ragsdale Colorado State, Daniel Kane University of Redlands, Anthony Lee University of La Verne, Anthony Avila Occidental College, Nancy Rodriguez University of La Verne.

A banner spring signing period for 13 Bishop Amat High School student-athletes ended with a bang at a lunchtime ceremony put on by the school to honor their achievements. Parents and friends were allowed to attend, and the athletes paid their thanks to the school and their families.

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  • just wondering

    Do you sign a letter of intent for Redlands or do you just enroll?

  • Joe Amat

    You sign a financial aid agreement to attend UofR and continue your athletic career… just like one of the best basketball players in the nation just did to go to the University of Kentucky.

    http://www.basketballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=1105

    Truth be told – all players should do this and skip the Letter-of-Intent which really protects the college and not the player.

    Congrats to all players that signed in this, and the earlier signing period.

  • BigDog

    Good Job Amat
    Seeing that Amat recruits athletes on a daily basis that should be a standard year to year.Now if you don’t recruit like Diamond Ranch and you have 14 athletes like they did in 2009 that receive scholarships “now that’s impressive” for a public school.We are DRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

  • socalfootball fan

    I have not seen a school that counts D3 athletes. I would only count D1 or the old D1AA. The SCIAC brings in a lot of players in football and offers no scholarships. I went to a SCIAC school and athletics are almost non-existent. In football they are fortunate to draw more than 500 fans and in hoops 150. Other than relatives no one attends baseball games.

  • just sayin’

    Now THAT was funny? DR doesn’t recruit! Let’s not forget this was 13 that signed TODAY and doesn’t count previous signees Darien Johnson and Arielle Wideman bringing the count to 15 THIS year.

  • BigDog

    Just sayin
    Who did they recruit….Name me one

  • Books & Bruises

    Why can’t we all be happy for kids. I know a kid this year that won a scholarship and in all my years I can honesty say he’s the only one I’ve ever said he didn’t deserve it based o his on field performances and his overall lack of commitment to the team, in truth he was a cancer. But I wished the kid and his dad well with the hope the kid pulls his head out of his azz. College is a time for learning and growing, a time for discovery and curiosity…it’s also a time for hard work, dedication and conviction. Last but not least college is a lonely journey, as those who have gone to college can attest, where no one but you determine your success…or failure. For student athletes that road is twice as hard, twice as strenuous and twice as dangerous. I congratulate all athletes who earn scholarship or financial aid packages that mimic scholarships because they have a tough road ahead of them where all athletes are better, stronger and maybe even tougher than any they have faced, and that’s at practice!!! lol

    Just saw the Sebastian Telfair movie and to think what this kid could have accomplished with one year in college under Rick Pitino instead of straight to the NBA…tragic.

    Have fun in school, stay healty and work hard both on the field and in the class room. All games end eventually but a college degree last a lifetime!

  • Books & Bruises

    Why can’t we all be happy for kids. I know a kid this year that won a scholarship and in all my years I can honesty say he’s the only one I’ve ever said he didn’t deserve it based o his on field performances and his overall lack of commitment to the team, in truth he was a cancer. But I wished the kid and his dad well with the hope the kid pulls his head out of his azz. College is a time for learning and growing, a time for discovery and curiosity…it’s also a time for hard work, dedication and conviction. Last but not least college is a lonely journey, as those who have gone to college can attest, where no one but you determine your success…or failure. For student athletes that road is twice as hard, twice as strenuous and twice as dangerous. I congratulate all athletes who earn scholarship or financial aid packages that mimic scholarships because they have a tough road ahead of them where all athletes are better, stronger and maybe even tougher than any they have faced, and that’s at practice!!! lol

    Just saw the Sebastian Telfair movie and to think what this kid could have accomplished with one year in college under Rick Pitino instead of straight to the NBA…tragic.

    Have fun in school, stay healty and work hard both on the field and in the class room. All games end eventually but a college degree last a lifetime!

  • Books & Bruises

    Why can’t we all be happy for kids. I know a kid this year that won a scholarship and in all my years I can honesty say he’s the only one I’ve ever said he didn’t deserve it based o his on field performances and his overall lack of commitment to the team, in truth he was a cancer. But I wished the kid and his dad well with the hope the kid pulls his head out of his azz. College is a time for learning and growing, a time for discovery and curiosity…it’s also a time for hard work, dedication and conviction. Last but not least college is a lonely journey, as those who have gone to college can attest, where no one but you determine your success…or failure. For student athletes that road is twice as hard, twice as strenuous and twice as dangerous. I congratulate all athletes who earn scholarship or financial aid packages that mimic scholarships because they have a tough road ahead of them where all athletes are better, stronger and maybe even tougher than any they have faced, and that’s at practice!!! lol

    Just saw the Sebastian Telfair movie and to think what this kid could have accomplished with one year in college under Rick Pitino instead of straight to the NBA…tragic.

    Have fun in school, stay healty and work hard both on the field and in the class room. All games end eventually but a college degree last a lifetime!

  • JNelson

    There is a brand new iPhone app called Athletic Recruiter that helps HS student athletes learn about the college recruiting process. It has key questions the student athletes should ask the college coach, admissions, legal issues, and even interviewing tips, and if they want recruiting help there is even a link for that.

  • one bad program

    and not a boys basketball player in the bunch! this staff does nothing for the boys. has anyone played after HS under this coach? If you want to play at the next level in basketball – you gotta go somewhere besides Bishop

  • JFR

    Joe Amat

    UofR is a great school to attend, coach Maynard is a great man and coach. I played with Kieth Gissal “San Dimas high 86″ and he is head of admissions at UofR. Amat also had a pretty good QB play there back in the day, can you name him?

  • joe Amat

    JFR,

    Yes, I agree with you on Redlands. Amat’s principal, Dr Hemenway’s son-in-law is one of the Vice-Presidents for Development out there. Can’t go wrong with a bunch of SCIAC schools.

    Of course it was Brian Harmon at UofR. Very solid QB for the Lancers in the late ’80s. Anyone that says the SCIAC doesn’t have very competitive athletics hasn’t been around them lately. Any kid continuing his/her career in the SCIAC is fortunate and if they get some financial aid that’s even better. Some of those aid packages end up being close to full deals, worth a ton and will have a great college experience.

  • DRRRRRRRRRRR???

    BigDog

    All those signees with the same results…

    2008 Bishop Amat 17, Diamond Ranch 6

    2009 Bishop Amat 41, Diamond Ranch 13

    It’s great that both schools have a lot of signees, but most kids and their parents would prefer to WIN in high school rather than get completely schooled.

  • BigDog

    DRRRRRRRRR
    Winning means nothing just ask any recruiter………

  • Former Amat Football Coach

    Markham resigns, hopes to clear name

    11:20 PM PDT on Thursday, April 29, 2010

    The Press-Enterprise

    Don Markham has resigned as the Rialto High football coach.

    Markham was put on administrative leave as coach Tuesday following allegations that were submitted to the school. The district would not elaborate on the allegations.

    Rialto Unified School District spokeswoman Syeda Jafri said an investigation into the allegations was taking place and that Markham would not be allowed on campus until the investigation was complete.

    However, Markham resigned Thursday at the urging of Athletic Director Dan Williams.

    Markham was approved as coach on Jan. 13 and was not scheduled to begin his paid tenure until July 1.

    “I was told by the athletic director that it would be the best way to do it,” Markham said. “He said if I resigned, it would take the heat off and then we could try to figure out where all of this (stuff) was coming from.”

    Markham said that he has been falsely accused of manhandling some of the players.

    Markham said Williams accepted his written resignation Thursday at Colton High, where Markham teaches. Markham said he called Williams later in the day to rescind the resignation but was told it was too late.

    “The important thing for me is to clear my name,” Markham said. “It’s kind of discouraging. Somebody said to me today that you don’t want this to be your legacy and you don’t want it to end like this.”

    Markham, who had applied for the vacant Colton job, said that he would not meet the job qualifications at Colton due to the way they have been rewritten, but that he will apply for the job at the new Grand Terrace high school, which opens in 2011.

    Now with spring practice approaching, Rialto is left to conduct drills with a makeshift staff while the school ponders its next move.

    “The athletic department is in the process of looking at what direction it wants to go in, whether to have an interim coach and let one of the assistants step up or to fly the position,” Jafri said. “It has some choices to make in that respect.”

  • Former Amat Football Coach

    Markham resigns, hopes to clear name

    11:20 PM PDT on Thursday, April 29, 2010

    The Press-Enterprise

    Don Markham has resigned as the Rialto High football coach.

    Markham was put on administrative leave as coach Tuesday following allegations that were submitted to the school. The district would not elaborate on the allegations.

    Rialto Unified School District spokeswoman Syeda Jafri said an investigation into the allegations was taking place and that Markham would not be allowed on campus until the investigation was complete.

    However, Markham resigned Thursday at the urging of Athletic Director Dan Williams.

    Markham was approved as coach on Jan. 13 and was not scheduled to begin his paid tenure until July 1.

    “I was told by the athletic director that it would be the best way to do it,” Markham said. “He said if I resigned, it would take the heat off and then we could try to figure out where all of this (stuff) was coming from.”

    Markham said that he has been falsely accused of manhandling some of the players.

    Markham said Williams accepted his written resignation Thursday at Colton High, where Markham teaches. Markham said he called Williams later in the day to rescind the resignation but was told it was too late.

    “The important thing for me is to clear my name,” Markham said. “It’s kind of discouraging. Somebody said to me today that you don’t want this to be your legacy and you don’t want it to end like this.”

    Markham, who had applied for the vacant Colton job, said that he would not meet the job qualifications at Colton due to the way they have been rewritten, but that he will apply for the job at the new Grand Terrace high school, which opens in 2011.

    Now with spring practice approaching, Rialto is left to conduct drills with a makeshift staff while the school ponders its next move.

    “The athletic department is in the process of looking at what direction it wants to go in, whether to have an interim coach and let one of the assistants step up or to fly the position,” Jafri said. “It has some choices to make in that respect.”

  • Hey Big Dog

    It’s time to come out of the closet Wayne…wuf,wuf,wuf, drrrrrrrrrr, blah, blah, blah.

  • just sayin’

    The shortstop puts on another show in Saturday nights 11-1 win over Lakewood.

    “What Bishop Amat has already accomplished this season is pretty impressive. Its schedule has been second to none, with games against the likes of Orange Lutheran, Santa Ana Mater Dei, Chatsworth, Long Beach Wilson, Palm Desert and just about every top team in the Southland. Coach Andy Nieto did it because his team plays in Division IV when it really would like to be in Division I, as its football team is.”

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-0502-lakewood-bishop-amat-20100502,0,5298020.story

  • Joe’s Buddy

    Joe Amat,

    I think Charter Oak has a few players that are currently on Redlands football roster and I know for a fact have several players going there this Fall. The academics and facilities are second to none and they compete at a high level in their division. Congrats to Bishop Amat’s athletes as well as Charter Oak’s athletes too. Good luck men and your families should look forward to the day you come home with your degree!

  • socalfootball fan

    The U of Redlands is having financial difficulties. The president of UofR Stuart Dorsey who lives 2 blocks from me resigned suddenly last month and the old president James Appleton has taken over in an interim basis. UofR is 13 million in the red and was about to eliminate a number of majors. Endowments are down and enrollment in falling due to tough economic times.
    Redlands does have a good football program however they cannot win a playoff game as they usually get sent to Minnesota or some far away place.

  • BIGBLUE

    WAY TO GO LANCERS!!!

    WE ARE SOOOOOOO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!

  • anon

    What does it matter, we all know these are walk-ons or partials for the most part except the baseball guys. The good news is these kids have the academics to let their sports carry them to the next level. Once they walk on who knows what could happen. Congrats AMAT students keep up the good work.

  • Voice of the Trojans

    Anthony Avila and Josh Tierney are two of the nicest kids I have ever had the pleasure of coaching. Congratulations to them and the rest of the Amat athletes who are advancing in their athletic careers.

  • come on Now

    Redlands education second to none.
    Please…just be happy for the kids. No need to make dumb comments like Redlands is Stanford or something of the like.
    Just say good luck to the kids in getting your education and continuing to play the sports you love.

  • AMAT 73

    GEEZ,
    Can’t we just have one thread congratulating students on a job well done in continuing their education and just leave it at that . I am not writting on AMAT alone because I have seen these types of negative post on other threads when Fred announces signings of other schools. If you can write anything nice just pass it over and do not comment . All the kids from all schools who receive scholarships have worked hard and sacraficed to play sports and at the same time keep their grades at a level where a school will look at them and know they are giving a scholarship to someone who will succeed at the college level not only on the field but in the classroom. Congratulation to all the Lancers on your accomplishments.

  • Im just saying

    Thank you Amat 73.

    Recruited not recruited??? Wow??? I can’t believe we cant just be happy for these KIDS. I mean lets put aside how these kids ended up at what high school for a day. Regardless of how they got there the Kids still put in the work. They still showed up to practice they still worked on there game. I for one say congrats to not only the Amat kids but to all the SGV areas kids who sacrificed a lot to get there skills to the level they have in order to earn a scholarship to compete at the next level. Congrats to the Class of 2010 and continued success

  • Cougar

    Yes I would agree that counting the kids that have been recruited, applied, and have been admitted to any school in the SCIAC or any of the other Division 3 schools around the nation is just silly. There is no signing period. But, there is no reason not to celebrate the accomplishment.

    That being said the athletics at the SCIAC Schools, like their counter-parts at St. John’s (Minnesota), Mt. Union (Ohio), Linfield (Oregon) and any of the other D3 school around the country is still and will always be College Athletics. The longest running football rivalrys West of the Mississippi exist right here in Southern California; Occidental v Pomona, and Pomona v Claremont.

    They may not give full scholarships, but I can guarantee that the financial aid packages at these schools will equal if not exceed the full scholarship provided by any D1 school in the nation. Some of these schools have 0 loans, similar to the program instituted by some of the Ivy League Schools; meaning they will give you the money for the education, housing, and books, with no requirement for payback.

    Thes kids have the opportunity to be drafted into the profesional leagues just as any D1 athlete. If the kid has the ability the scouts will fins them. Jack Kemp from Occidental comes to mind; NFL, US Senate. I think he did okay for himself.

    The bottom-line though is the D3 student-athlete is the cream of the crop. They combine the best of both worlds; athletic ability and academic superiority. They will be productive and successful members of society.

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