FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 28, 2017
909-596-1946 ex. 276
DAMIEN HIGH SCHOOL NAMES EMMANUEL MUNGUIA HEAD LACROSSE COACH
LA VERNE, CA, (June 28, 2017) Damien High School is pleased to announce that Mr. Emmanuel Munguia has been named as head lacrosse coach of the Spartans. Coach Munguia started his coaching career coaching in 2007, coaching youth lacrosse in the Pasadena lacrosse league. Following his tenure in Pasadena, he became an assistant coach at his alma mater, Downey High School. Coach was a varsity assistant and in charge of player development at Downey for 7 years. Coach Munguia joined the Spartan staff last year as a varsity assistant.
“We are excited to welcome Coach Munguia as Damien’s new lacrosse head coach,” said Damien Athletic Director Jeff Grant. “Manny’s extensive lacrosse knowledge and background will be a tremendous asset to our program. His dedication to Damien Lacrosse is already apparent. We are confident that Damien Lacrosse is poised for continued growth and success under Coach Munguia’s leadership.”
Working in La Verne will make the transition to Damien very easy, as well as, having a positive relationship with our previous coaching staff will assist with the transition into the coming season. Coach Munguia understands the challenges and upside to coaching a young, tough, deep, and talented team. “This is not going to be a rebuilding year, rather a few small tweaks and get after it.”
“It all still feels like a dream, to finally be a head coach of a program, especially a young one. I could not have made it to this point without first, God opening this door for me, and my wife’s endless support. We have a tremendous amount of talent on all sides, plus 4 captains eager to win, lead and push the team.”
About Damien High School: Damien High School, www.damien-hs.edu, is an all-male high school owned and operated by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA). Inspired by the compassionate example of Saint Damien of Molokai to ensure the well-being of others, Damien High School promotes the development of its students through instruction, fellowship, service, and prayer.
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