Alisal basketball coach Jose Gil became the 16th athletic director in California to earn his Certified Masters Athletic Administration degree through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association.
There were processes in reaching this plateau, as Gil — an Alisal graduate — also earned his Resident Athletic Administration and Certified Athletic Administrator degrees.
“When I became the athletic director, I did it to mentor kids and work with other coaches with what has worked for me,” Gil said. “It was a personal goal and I was driven to get better as well.”
Gil, who is in his second tour of duty at Alisal’s athletic director, has pushed for improvements in sports equipment, as well as participation in all sport programs.
“I told our principal five years ago lets get sports programs going, not just in basketball,” Gil said. “Our sports banquet have been amazing of late. We have established a good culture. It’s gotten contagious.”
Gil has remained the boys basketball coach, guiding the program to three straight titles between 2016-18. Last year he went over 300 wins in 2018 as a coach.
The only other athletic director in Monterey County to earn a Certified Masters Athletic Administration degree is North Salinas’ Jean Ashen.
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