PDPreps Insider: RVC’s AD retires; Nelson gets 100th win

Rincon Valley Christian coach Doug Crouse and star player Erin Buescher (12) celebrate a state title victory in 1997. (KENT PORTER / The Press Democrat, 1997)

Rincon Valley Christian coach Doug Crouse and star player Erin Buescher (12) celebrate a state title victory in 1997. (KENT PORTER / The Press Democrat, 1997)

Doug Crouse, the athletic director at Rincon Valley Christian from 1991 through 2014, has retired and moved to Atascadero.

Crouse coached the Eagles girls basketball teams for 23 seasons with the highlight coming in 1997 when the Erin Buescher-led squad won the state championship. He also coached the boys teams from ‘85 through ‘90.

100th win for RVC’s Nelson

Darren Nelson (above), the current boys basketball coach at RVC, picked up his 100th victory last Friday. This is his fifth year as varsity coach. Nelson is also a full-time student at The Cornerstone Seminary in Vallejo.

Dragons win NBL-SCL tilt

Missing from the local basketball scene this week was the NBL-SCL girls basketball challenge. The event, where schools from the two leagues play one another, began a few years back and was renewed on the Martin Luther King holiday. One

NBL-SCL game was played on Monday. Jenny Eggers (above, left) had 18 points and eight rebounds to help lead Sonoma Valley past Maria Carrillo, 43-40.

El Mo seeking coaches

El Molino has some coaching openings.

Tomas Morales, who had led the Lions boys soccer team, will take over the girls program in the fall, creating a vacancy with the boys squad.

Coaches interested in taking over the Lions’ varsity volleyball, varsity boys soccer and junior varsity baseball team should contact El Molino athletic director Mike Roan at 824-6563 or mroan.ehs@wscuhsd.k12.ca.us.

Kerry Benefield and Howard Senzell contributed to this report.