John Basanese retires as Head Coach. 3/9/10
See below a letter from Head Coach,
**Disclaimer** - This letter is intended for readers
of VCSoccer.com, and is not approved by Valley Christian Schools.
Dear Valley Christian Community,
As of yesterdayís
awards banquet, I have officially retired as the head of Valley
Christianís Boys Soccer program.
Though this was an extremely difficult
decision, with my new marriage, I can no longer give the time to the
program that I feel the student athletes deserve.
Coaching soccer in a program like this is a
full-time job that requires late nights, if you want to do it right.
My priority has switched from VC Soccer to
my new family, so itís the right time for me to walk awayÖwith true
My eight years of
coaching at Valley Christian have been nothing short of amazing.
Over my time we won a WCAL title, made 4 CCS
Playoff appearances, and had many incredible young men pass through the
I am so thankful to everyone who has had a
role in my career at VC, and I want to call out a few specifically.
My family, including
my wife Anna. My family has
been my greatest support, thank you!
Eric Scharrenberg &
Jolene Fugate . As Athletic
directors at Valley Christian, they have never been anything short of
fully supportive of me, and my program.
Iím truly grateful and believe that they are the best around.
Valley Christian is an amazing place, with great students, great
faculty, and great staff.
At every turn, the school has been first rate.
In my time here, the parents of VC have always been great.
Thank you for all of your support!
I was blessed to see two sets of Freshman > Senior classes in my
tenure. Many of these
student athletes became personal friends, whom I hold dear to this day.
I count myself fortunate to have interacted with all of you!
The WCAL, and itís
coaches. This is a
tremendous league that we play in!
Itís run very well by Ed Ravenscroft, and the coaches are top
notch. Thank you all for
making my experience great!
Specifically- Patrick Lowney, Jeff Wilson, and Vinnie Bachanas for
making me feel welcome as a new WCAL coach.
I count you as friends!
Dennis Knight, San
Jose Mercury News. Iíve
always appreciated Dennis covering high school sports.
He brings attention to the kids, and thatís what itís about.
Thank you Dennis for your time and dedication to CCS, you do a
great job over there!
The program is in great shape,
and Iím looking forward to coming out to the games next year to see the
boys continue to succeed.
May God continue to richly bless the community of
Valley Christian Schools, the WCAL, and its student athletes.
With fond appreciation,
John Basanese -