Sprecksel, who has been the varsity coach since the 2009-10 season after serving for seven years as the sophomore coach, will replace Matt Loggins, who moves to Kimball High to become that school’s varsity football coach.
Sprecksel said on Wednesday, May 1, that he will wait for the Tracy Unified School District Board of Trustees to make his appointment official before he comments.
The school board will vote on the matter at its next regular meeting on May 14.
TUSD spokeswoman Jessica Cardoza said athletic directors are paid a $6,490 annual salary in addition to their teaching salaries.
Sprecksel has been an English teacher at West High since 2002, following his graduation from University of Wisconsin, Superior, where he majored in English and minored in athletic coaching.
Prior to his varsity coaching job, Sprecksel served as an assistant coach under former West basketball coach Steve Thornton, and Sprecksel also heads up West High’s summer youth basketball clinics.
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