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A acquainted deal with will be the primary male in Central Part high university sports activities.
Former Central Valley Christian High School athletic director Ryan Tos is returning to the Central San Joaquin Valley as the Central Section’s new commissioner-elect.
Tos is replacing Jim Crichlow, who retired in June right after a 19-12 months operate.
Tos, born and raised in Hanford, most not long ago served as assistant commissioner for five years for the Sac-Joaquin Area in Lodi.
All through his time at CVC from 2000-13, he aided coached basketball and also served as the school’s athletic director.
He also had stops at Dinuba High Faculty (1998-2000) and Lemoore Significant School (2013-15).
“It absolutely feels like dwelling,” Tos said. “My dad and mom are still below. One particular of my sisters continue to lives in Visalia, and so, it is really been a large amount of enjoyable to re-join with men and women who I’ve identified for 25 to 30 many years and have a likelihood to operate in the area where by the coaches and academics experienced these a good affect on my lifetime.”
Tos was initially hired in January but did not formally begin his time as the section’s new commissioner until eventually July 1 amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Considering that the Central Portion does not have a making or office environment, Tos has already relocated the area business office from Porterville to downtown Fresno.
As performing segment commissioner, Tos has a few of ambitions he wants to realize shortly.
1st, the part office environment is preparing to make the swap to a paperless format for university student transfers, creating all transfer requests electronic.
Tos is also likely to update and re-layout the section’s web web page, also.
The Hanford native delivers a prosperity of practical experience and understanding as the new segment commissioner.
Tos taught and coached basketball at CVC until eventually 2004 ahead of using on an administrative job as athletic director, a function he served for just about a decade.
In 2013, he moved on to Lemoore in the exact same capacity just before joining the Sac-Joaquin Section in 2015, where by he served oversee nearly 200 educational institutions.
Now, Tos will provide the Central Section’s 123 member universities.
“I am fired up,” Tos reported. “At the time we get previous this pandemic at some place in time, I’m hunting ahead to seeing what the upcoming retains for the Central Area. I consider there is so several superb folks listed here: officials, directors, athletic directors and coaches. If we all get started pulling in the exact same course, we can do some rather outstanding factors for the college student-athletes.”
With positive COVID-19 conditions and coronavirus-connected deaths rising, Califonia Gov. Gavin Newsom purchased a statewide shutdown of enterprise sectors on Monday, like fitness centers and dine-in eating places in most California counties.
The California Interscholastic Federation, which governs large school athletics in the condition, is established to announce on July 20 regardless of whether the high school fall sports season will carry on as initially scheduled.
At the junior faculty amount, there will be no fall sporting activities this yr.
The California Community Higher education Athletic Association declared on July 9 it was going all fall sporting activities to the spring year.
Does Tos feel slide preps’ sports activities will be played in 2020?
“A thirty day period ago, I was a great deal a lot more optimistic,” Tos reported. “But with factors currently being closed down all over again just lately with the point out and county health departments, it definitely has improved my place of perspective in the previous many months.”
Vongni Yang is a sports activities reporter for the Visalia Moments-Delta/Tulare Progress-Register. He covers Tulare County sporting activities. Follow him on Twitter @Vongni. To aid his continued coverage of area sports, subscribe now.
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