OAKHURST — Yosemite Unified School District has announced that two key positions have been filled by new hires, and the 2018-19 school year will begin with fresh faces in football and music.
Chance Sigala has been brought on as Varsity Head Football Coach, and Megan Rice has been hired as the new Choral and Instrumental Music Director.
“Chance comes to us with a passion for the sport, a strong work ethic, and a desire to develop character in our student athletes,” says Interim Superintendent Mike Berg. “YUSD is excited about the football program. Chance has already begun to work with our students in preparation for the fall 2018 season.”
The Clovis High graduate currently lives in Clovis. He attended college with the support of scholar-athlete awards, and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of West Alabama. He’s replacing former coach JD Burnett, who moved on to McLane High School in Fresno.
Previously, Sigala has coached offensive line for Central High School and was a fitness instructor and trainer in Alabama. Berg says Sigala has a great collegiate football background that will be an asset to the District.
Another asset appears in the form of Megan Rice, hired as Choral and Instrumental Music Director. Rice has a bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Sonoma State University, and is replacing Francisco Marquez. Rice plays woodwinds and percussion and is also a choral director who has experience with marching band.
“Megan will begin to work with our departing director this spring to ensure continuity in the programs and a smooth transition. Megan comes to YUSD with a passion for teaching, a desire to build our program, and to ensure that students at every level in the district have an opportunity to explore their musical talent.”