February 14, 2017
The governing body of California high school sports has announced 13 coaches as winners of the 2016-2017 Model Coach Award (http://www.cifstate.org/coaches-admin/model_coach/2016-17_mc_winners). At least one UCLA almunus (B.A., History, 1983) is among the recipients:
Bruce Thomson (San Pedro High School) - Cross Country/Track & Field
Thomson serves as cross country and track & field coach at San Pedro High School. He is a terrific role model, understanding the tremendous impact a coach can have on young people and he embraces the challenge. He ensures all his student-athletes feel import, placing emphasis on team effort and unity over individual accomplishments. Professionalism, Integrity and honesty are all traits becoming of Thomson as his impact, actions and example make him extremely deserving of the Model Coach Award.