AIA PRESS CENTER
Desert Vista High School
Coach of the Year Recipient
Coach Luketich has had a tremendous impact on thousands of student athletes over his career. His focus on excellence is not just on the baseball field but in the classroom. Stan was awarded the prestigious American Baseball Coaches Association Ethics Award in 2012. He is also a member of the Arizona Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Throughout his coaching career, Stan has been a supporter of community service for his players. In 2011 and 2013, Coach along with his players, volunteered to feed the homeless in South Phoenix on Christmas Eve. Since 1996, Coach Luketich and his players take a morning and work with profoundly handicapped students and teach them the game of baseball. He also enjoys helping community baseball coaches teach baseball skills to their little league teams.
"He is a humble but proud person. He shies away from the spotlight and accolades. He is the first to thank his team and his coaches for all that he has accomplished." â€“ In the words of Assistant Principal and Athletic Director, TJ Snyder
Dr. Anna Battle to serve on NFHS Board of Directors
The National Federation of State High Schools (NFHS) National Council has elected Dr. Anna Battle, assistant superintendent of plant operations, Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD), to serve as the at large representative from Sections 3 and 7 on the NFHS Board of Directors. Read More.
2014 Sollenberger Classic
The 2014 edition of the Sollenberger Classic, presented by Station Casinos, will again be held in Las Vegas at Fertitta Field on the campus of Bishop Gorman High School. The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) participants will feature 2013 Division I State Champion Mountain Pointe High School and a Division I Quarterfinal team in Brophy Prep. The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA) participants will feature 2013 Division I State Champion Bishop Gorman High School and Division I Runner-up Reed High School. Read more.