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O'Malley and Carson named CCS Spring Honor Coaches
Chris Volta

Girls Swimming coach Terence O'Malley and Boys Volleyball coach Jonah Carson have been named 2018 CCS Spring Honor Coaches. 

The Central Coast Section's Honor Coach Award program honors one coach each year, in each sport, for his/her contribution to that sport at the interscholastic level. 

Coaches are chosen by using the following criteria:

  • Maintenance of professional standards of conduct.
  • General service to the respective sport.
  • Outstanding coaching accomplishments (not necessarily focused on win/loss record or championship titles).
  • Additional contributions to school and community.
  • Role model and inspiration/motivation to athletes, coaches, fellow teachers, administrators, parents, public.

Coach O'Malley and Coach Carson will be recognized during their respective sport CCS championship in May.

Terence O’Malley

During his time at St. Francis, Coach O’Malley has been an outstanding swim coach, both for his dedication to the sport and his love for the school. As someone with great knowledge of the sport, Coach O’Malley is always sharing practice plans and ideas with others in order to improve what they are doing. He puts the student-athletes first and is always looking for ways to push them and help them to be their best, both in and out of the water. Coach O’Malley is not only an outstanding coach, but also, he is a true student of the game, always looking and searching for new ways to help the team both individually and collectively. He is well respected and admired, both at St. Francis and throughout the league, for the work and time he puts into his craft. As a colleague puts it, “our school and our student-athletes are better for having him on our campus.”


Jonah Carson

Coach Carson is a tremendous role model and coach, for both student-athletes and other coaches at St. Francis. Serving as a mentor for his colleagues, coaches often look to Coach Carson for guidance and direction. He has taken it on himself to run workshops for St. Francis coaches where ideas and philosophies can be shared for the betterment of all student-athletes. Coach Carson spends a great deal of time studying the game and talking to others not only about volleyball, but also how to get the best out of student-athletes and what motivates others to be successful. He can often be found walking around to the practices of other teams, when he is not in season, in order to observe and share insights. Popular with all his players as a coach with a true passion for the game, he cares deeply about his players and pushing them to be their very best. He is a true role model in all he does and an important part of life at St. Francis.