JSerra has signed baseball coach Brett Kay to a five-year contract extension, the school announced today.
Kay was theOrange County Register’s Baseball Coach of the Year in 2009 after leading the Lions to JSerra’s first Trinity League championship with a school record 22 wins. In 2010, the Lions posted a 21-8 overall record, the second consecutive year of more than 20 wins for JSerra. And the school has more than 15 ballplayers from the past two seasons committed to or playing at Division One colleges.
“Brett is one of the top high school baseball coaches in the region, and we are very pleased that he will continue to lead the Lions through 2015,” said Frank Talarico, JSerra’s President and CEO. “In just four short years, he has brought a winning culture and built a solid baseball program that has become a real force in the Trinity League – one of the best leagues in the state – all while preparing our players for the next level.”
Added Kay: “I am very excited to continue building a tradition of sports excellence at JSerra. JSerra baseball is going to keep elevating our program and building on our success, and I am very pleased that I will be a part of our future.”
The Los Angeles Times said Kay has built JSerra into an “elite” program.
Kay became the head baseball coach at JSerra in 2006 and has compiled an overall record of 72-40, including 35-25 in Trinity League play.
“The most rewarding part of coaching at this level is not just developing these young men to become even better ballplayers, but also focusing on developing them to reach their potential as leaders in the classroom and community,” Kay said.