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Menlo-Atherton High School head baseball coach — and M-A alumnus — David Klein has been named a 2018 Double Goal Coach national winner by the Positive Coaching Alliance.

David tells us that while the award lists Legends Baseball Academy, a program of the Menlo Park Legends, which he founded and serves a Managing Director of, he doesn’t know who submitted his name — and hopes that the award is for both his work at the school and the Academy.

“This award means a lot to me,” he said. “I left a successful medical device career in 2014 to dedicate my life to building well-rounded athletes. Getting some validation and recognition for my efforts is a great feeling as most kids don’t realize how much they are learning about life until later on. It’s often years down the road when players come back and thank me.”

The 50 National Winners who were selected from nearly 800 nominations nationwide. Each will each receive a $200 check, certificate from PCA, recognition on PCA’s website, newsletters and media campaigns and an invitation with guest to PCA’s National Youth Sports Awards & Benefit on April 28th at Stanford’s Maples Pavilion.

Four of these winners will be selected to win an all expenses paid trip with guest to California [if from out of state] for the event and be welcomed on stage for a panel discussion. Update on March 8: We just found out that Coach Klein has been selected to be one of the panelists — although his journey from Menlo Park to the Stanford campus is more an all-expense trip down the street!

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M-A football coach Adhir Ravipati receives Positive Coaching Alliance’s Double Goal Coach Award

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Menlo-Atherton High School’s head varsity football coach, Adhir Ravipati, has been chosen as a San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Winner for Positive Coaching Alliance’s Double-Goal Coach Award. PCA annually honors youth and high school sports coaches from throughout the U.S. who embody the ideals of the Double-Goal Coach® who strives to win, while also pursuing the […]

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Menlo School’s water polo coach receives 2012 Positive Coaching Alliance’s Double-Goal Coach Award

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Menlo School philosophy teacher and boys’ water polo coach Jack Bowen has received a 2012 Positive Coaching Alliance’s Double-Goal Coach Award. He will receive it at the organizations’s 2012 National Youth Sports Awards Dinner and Auction on March 10 at Sharon Heights Country Club in Menlo Park. The award recognizes 20 coaches nationwide whose goals […]

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Menlo-Atherton Little League coaches Bob Crowe and Doug Kaufman win Positive Coaching Alliance award

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You know you’re in good company when another award winner of the evening is San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy. Such was the experience of Menlo-Atherton Little League (M-ALL) coaches Bob Crowe (right) and Doug Kaufman on Thursday night (4/7) when they were honored by Positive Coaching Alliance. The pair was presented with the Double-Goal […]

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