For years, the Jesse Bethel High girls tennis program struggled. However, with former player and 2006 graduate Mariella Dela Cruz now as the head coach, the Jaguars are making a lot of racket recently.
Dela Cruz guided the Bethel girls team to the North Coast Section playoffs in 2019 and on Saturday she was recognized for her hard work as she was named the Northern California High School Girls Coach of the Year by the United States Professional Tennis Association. Dela Cruz picked up her award Saturday at a luncheon at Stanford.
In an email shortly after she won the award Dela Cruz said, “I’m both humbled and proud of my teams for striving to be the best they could be.”
Source: Jesse Bethel High’s Mariella Dela Cruz wins state tennis coach award [Times-Herald, Vallejo, Calif.]