The Orange County Athletic Directors Association (OCADA) recently honored “Coaches with Character” from OC high schools on Monday, Nov. 16 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The Huntington Beach Union High School District (HBUHSD) was well represented with an honoree from each of our six comprehensive high schools recognized.

The “Coaches with Character” award celebrates appointed coaches whose leadership embodies honor, integrity and commitment to sportsmanship.

List of HBUHSD honorees:

Edison High School (pictured above)
Kerry Crooks – Girl’s Soccer
Athletic Director – Rich Boyce

Fountain Valley High School
Rick Aldrich – Softball (middle right)
Athletic Director – Steve Eggert (middle left)


Huntington Beach High School
Kareen Shackelford – Cross Country/Track & Field (middle right)
Athletic Director – Melissa Vandenbosch (middle left)


Marina High School
Shelly Luth – Field Hockey/Softball (middle right)
Athletic Director – Michelle Spencer (middle left)


Ocean View High School
Enrique Najera, Cross Country/Track & Field (middle left)
Athletic Director – Tim Walsh (middle right)


Westminster High School
Ted McMillen, Football (middle right)
Athletic Director – Eric Albright (middle left)


Pictured, each HBUHSD honoree is accompanied by their school’s Athletic Director along with Mike Zimmerman, President of the Orange County Athletic Directors Association (OCADA) on the left and Rob Wigod, Commissioner of Athletics for the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section on the right.

Congratulations to all HBUHSD honorees and thank you for your continued dedication to students and sportsmanship, on and off the field/court.