Capital gains Dave Hoskins and Jerry DeLoach have accepted assistant coaching gigs at Capital Christian under new coach Casey Taylor, who led Del Oro to championship success in his 15-year run in Loomis. Hoskins and DeLoach will coach the lines. Hoskins, preparing for his 51st season of regional coaching, has a reputation as one of the areas all-time great personalities and coaches, particularly the offensive line and strength and conditioning. One of his best players was DeLoach, whom he coached at Valley in the 1990s. DeLoach played at Cal and in the NFL and worked with Hoskins the last three seasons at Christian Brothers, helping the Falcons reach a Sac-Joaquin Section title game for the first time in 30 seasons as assistant coaches to 2016 Bee Coach of the Year Dan Carmazzi, who has since retired. Carmazzi was been replaced by Tyler Almond, a CB graduate who coached the last season seasons at Sacramento State. Other Capital Christian coaching hires include all-time area quarterback great Aaron Garcia, who set state records at Grant in the 1980s and shattered career Arena Football League passing marks and was the head coach of the Las Vegas Outlaws before the league folded. Also, former Del Oro assistant coach and one-time Jesuit standout Mike Kravich will be the Capital Christian defensive coordinator. Cooper returns Ernie Cooper, who elevated Granite Bay from new-school curiosity with when it opened in 1996 to sudden section super power, is back with the Grizzlies after taking off the 2013, 15 and 16 seasons. Cooper will coach the Granite Bay freshmen team.
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