Tuesday, August 17, 2010
De La Salle High announced that Kevin Selby has resigned as head track and field coach and will be succeeded by assistant coach John Harvey.
“As my sons have gotten older (they are ages 5 and 7), the demands of a dad have increased. It was a reluctant decision and a difficult decision, and I totally support John Harvey. He’s a proven coach,” said Selby, a 1991 De La Salle graduate. “He has kind of been a co-head coach.”
Selby will continue to be a physical education and health teacher at the school. “I could see myself coming back to coaching at some point,” said Selby, who was the 2009 Bay Area News Group East Bay Boys Track and Field Coach of the Year.
He coached three years in his second stint as the Spartans’ track and field head coach. De La Salle won North Coast Section Meet of Champion team titles all three years and were tied for sixth at the 2009 California Interscholastic Federation state championships . He was also the school’s head coach from 2000 to 2002.
Harvey has coached De La Salle’s sprinters and also the long jumpers and triple jumpers the past four seasons, including 2009 California Interscholastic Federation state long jump champion Chase Wheeler. Previously he was the head coach at Merrill West-Tracy from 1999-2005, which included a CIF state girls team title in 2005 and five individual state titles, and Wilcox-Santa Clara from 1992-98.
“I think the goal is always to continue to build the program … the goal is to continue to develop the kids,” said Harvey, an off-campus coach. “I’m honored to be there as a coach.”