Millennium’s Dias to lead PE department at Mountain House High
by TP staff
Mar 06, 2014 | 3486 views | 11 11 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Millennium High physical education teacher and athletic director Jayson Dias will take over a new position in the fall as a P.E. teacher and P.E. department chair at Mountain House High School, following a 4-0 voteon Wednesday by the Lammersville Unified School District Board of Education. One board member was absent.

Dias has been at Millennium High for 10 years and started the school’s California Interscholastic Federation sports programs. He also has coached a Falcon football team that has gone to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs three times in six years, including the 2011 season when Millennium won the Central California Athletic Association title.

Mountain House High still seeks to fill its coaching jobs. Dias said that he plans to continue coaching football at Millennium High, but expects to be active in building the new sports programs at Mountain House High.

“It’s a big step for me,” he said. “I’m looking forward to starting a new program.”

Contact Bob Brownne at 830-4227 or brownne@tracypress.com.

 

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wistleblower
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March 12, 2014
I'm not trying to talk trash here. I sincerely wish you guys the best of luck. My simple point was that a school under a thousand (after you are built out) is going to have some rough going at first. Coaches, that I personally know, shy away from those numbers. Next year you are under 300 students.

Your argument of being the "best district in the county" based off of a bubble test has nothing to do with athletics. I have no doubt that it will be a fine academic institution. It seems like people out there are really excited and you need that for a new school. Again guys, best of luck.

benfobert
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March 11, 2014
This is Ben Fobert, Principal at Mountain House High School. Please note that any official information about the High School will ALWAYS come from the school itself through official channels. If you have questions about current available positions, hiring practices, or official school information, please contact the school office, visit the official school Facebook Page, or find more information through the LUSD website.
tpblogger
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March 09, 2014
It really doesn't make sense to take coaches that weren't successful in their current position and give them a "fresh start" at a brand new school. Is it true that assistant varsity baseball coach from Kimball, Duarte is now the Mt. House varsity coach? Kimball baseball never even made play-offs even though their student body qualifies them for Division 1 and they still compete in Division 4! Ouch! Canned Anastasio for a lot less but no changes in baseball. Cronyism at its ugliest. Too bad these schools have great athletes but mediocre coaching at best.
wistleblower
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March 10, 2014
Typical of a tp commenter to not know what they're talking about. 1st, coach anastasio was let go for reasons not related to winning at all. 2nd, mike duarte is a fantastic coach that volunteers on his own time. He has forgotten more baseball than you know.

I suggest you do research before you comment next time.
tpblogger
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March 11, 2014
Whistleblower perhaps you had better get yourself a new whistle. Head coach is a paid position, look it up. If as you say Duarte's a "fantastic" coach why can't he make play-offs with division 1 students in a division 4 bracket? Only needed to come in 3rd after all.
wistleblower
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March 11, 2014
Perhaps, tpblogger. Let's say I give you that argument. Sure, why not. You still are basing your whole thesis and argument solely based off of comparing the baseball coach to anastasio.

You are comparing the firing of anastasio to baseball getting to keep their job, even though he is an assistant. You are saying its cronyism because they weren't fired because they lose like anastasio. Tracy unified, and most school districts in the nation do not fire people for losing. The football coach was not fired for that. Its not cronyism. You get fired for cheating, lack of control or misconduct.

Also, who else do you think is going to coach out there? Do you really think people are 'knocking down the door' to coach at mountain house with 280 students? In 3 years they will have maybe 700 students with seniors. No thanks. Beggers can't be choosers.

cantsavetheworld
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March 11, 2014
Wistleblower, Tpblogger is correct, you need a new whistle, and spell check would be good too. To say coaches do not get fired in this district, we are specifically talking about TUSD, is ludicris. Sure, no one is going to SAY that is why they were fired, and of course anyone doing the firing is going to say we can't talk about personel issues, yada, yada, yada. I have been in the area long before Kimball and West were even visions, and yes, coaches were fired way back then for having unsuccessful seasons. It is unfortunate, but when all parents care about is their child's athletic "career", the presure is placed on those administrators to clean house and get some freash coaching talent in place. Do your research, it happens in all sports!

As far as saying no one is beating down the doors of Mtn. House highschool for positions because it will barely have 700 students by the time Seniors are there... again, do your research. The LUSD has the FINEST schools in the county! Not only do they have a HS opening next year, but they will have an elementary school too. Have you heard of job security? Not many districts or companies can claim to have that these days.
mthouseman
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March 11, 2014
"and spell check...ludicris"

Oh, the irony...

cantsavetheworld
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March 06, 2014
Wow! What the heck is this new Superintendent trying to do to the highest performing district in the county?! I'm sure Mr. Dias is a nice enough guy and a good coach, however our own staff are being turned down for positions that they are way more qualified for and being given phony reasons as to why they are being pink slipped and removed from exisiting positions. Funny how the new Athletic Director was also at Millineum and being allowed to bring over her own people. Millineum does not compare to what Lammersville school district has achieved. They will never be able to handle the high standards that we have out here. I moved my children out here to be in the BEST school district... go back to Stockton Dr. Nickles before you totally destroy our wonderful schools!!!!
M.H.parent
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March 07, 2014
Although I completely agree with you, calling Mr. Dias a good coach is an exaggeration. After talking to other Mountain House parents the general feeling of disappointment and concern is enough to keep or take our kids to Tracy Unified Schools especially with this Millennium pipeline. At this point I would not be surprised if Dias ends up becoming the football coach and the athletic director’s husband who coaches basketball at Millennium will end up becoming the basketball coach. This is not the start we envisioned for our high school and after this hiring there seems to be a sense of mistrust and resentment toward the superintendent.
justmembj
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March 10, 2014
You have every reason to panic. Neither of them should hold the title of "coach". Nothing good comes out of Millennium; it's a bottom feeder school indeed. As a parent of a former student (could not pull my kid out of there fast enough) I recall Woods choking up one back-to-school night about what a wonderful institution it was and how great her kids were now that they have attended this prestigious academy. Funny as soon as the school contract comes up for renewal, she skips out (curse you Tracy Unified for renewing it!!!) these two know as much about coaching as I do about journalism. Rest assured their actions and motivation are strictly about themselves and what they can gain - not about bettering the kids. I hope they prove me wrong. I wish you all the best, Mountain House Parents.


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