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The School’s Football Coach Selection Committee Selects Nill for his Commitment to Character-Building and to Cardinal Football Program

ELK GROVE, Calif. – December 13, 2018 – The football coach selection committee at Laguna Creek High School has chosen Ryan Nill, a Class of 2006 graduate, to lead the Cardinal’s football program as Head Varsity Football Coach. Principal Doug Craig stated, “Having been a Laguna Creek Cardinal since he was a young boy, Ryan lives and breathes Cardinal Red. Young Ryan was part of the team during the school’s opening season, running around the sidelines while his dad was coaching to then graduating from Laguna Creek. ”

Coach Nill started his time with the Laguna Creek High School football program at a young age as the team’s first waterboy in 1994, the school’s inaugural year. Nill also was part of the first Cardinal football team to win the All Delta League Championship in 2005 and Team Defensive Most Valuable Player.

Principal Craig continues, “We look forward to having Coach Nill lead our student-athletes to compete with character for many years to come!” Once on board, one of Nill’s first tasks will be to develop a transition plan and identify the assisting coaching staff.

Nill joined the Laguna Creek High School faculty earlier this school year to teach physical education and weightlifting. He was also the head Junior Varsity Coach with an impressive record with seven wins and three losses. Previously, Nill taught adaptive physical education at Soledad High School from 2013 – 2018 and was a defensive coordinator coach from 2014-2017. Nill’s football team was named MTAL League Championships during the 2015 and 2017 football seasons. In 2016, Nill’s team was also named Central Coast Section Championship.


About the Elk Grove Unified School District

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day to Prepare College, Career and Life Ready Graduates.

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