Carson High Athletic Director Ron McNutt announced Friday Carson High School District's new coaches for the 2003-2004 school year.
The highest profile openings were for girls varsity soccer and softball jobs. Randy Roser, whose been involved with coaching and soccer in the area for several years, was hired to take over the Senator girls soccer team. Roser steps into a program that has historically been one of the best in the Northern 4A. He will replace Mike Popp, who accepted a teaching job in Southern California. Popp led Carson to three straight winning seasons and the Northern 4A title in 2001. Meanwhile, Roser was almost solely responsible for bringing the Nevada Wonders, a Premier Development League soccer franchise, to Carson City. He currently serves as the team's general manager.
Scott Vickrey will be the new softball coach. He was hired to take over the legendary John Sullivan, who retired this past year after 27 years teaching at Carson High. Vickrey was an assistant under Sullivan last season.
In other new hires, Terry Gingell, a PGA pro and Director of Instruction at Eagle Valley, will replace Paul Croghan as the girls golf coach. Rod Butler, a former University of Nevada golfer, will replace Croghan as the boys golf coach.
In repeat hires, Dean Schmanski will be the wrestling coach, Miguel Arce will be the junior varsity boys soccer coach, and Shana Wilkins will return as Daryl James' assistant on the varsity volleyball team. Since Schmanski, Arce and Wilkins aren't employees with the school district, they were required to reapply and interview for their jobs.
McNutt said the only job still open is a girls varsity basketball assistant for newly hired head coach Alana Williams.