McClatchy hires Lee as football coach
Bob Lee, who has coached at Delta and Elk Grove, is McClatchy's new football coach.
Lee was 49-31 in eight seasons at Delta before stepping down after the 2011 season. His first Saints team, in 2004, was 8-4 and won a Northern Section championship. His 2010 team went 10-0 before losing to Bradshaw Christian in the playoffs.
Lee was the head coach at Elk Grove in 2002 when the Thundering Herd finished 5-4.
Lee replaces Malcolm Floyd, the former McClatchy football star (then known as Malcolm Seabron) who was 14-36 in his five seasons as coach.
Former Del Oro and Colfax assistant Jason Stowers has been hired as Woodcreek's football coach.
During his 11 seasons at Colfax, Stowers held several positions, including nine seasons as defensive coordinator and special-teams coach. He was an assistant at Del Oro the last three seasons.
Stowers replaces John Hildebrand, who stepped down after six seasons to spend more time with his family.
Jim Trokey has been hired as football coach at Foothill.
Trokey was a Bee All-Metro halfback for Nevada Union in 1990 and coached championship teams at Alabama Christian. Most recently, he coached at Nevada Union and Del Oro.
Granite Bay volleyball coach joins Jessup
Former Granite Bay High coach Jamie Ingram has been hired as women's volleyball coach at William Jessup.
In her four seasons at Granite Bay, Ingram was 101-40, including 29-12 in the Sierra Foothill League.
The Grizzlies had their best season under Ingram last fall, going 41-7. They won the SFL title with a 10-0 record and lost to St. Francis in the Sac-Joaquin Section and CIF Northern California Regional Division I championship matches.
Ingram also has coached at Ohlone College (2005-07) in Fremont and was an assistant coach at Cal State East Bay (2003-05).
Ingram replaces Terry Stafford, another former Granite Bay coach, who stepped down after five seasons.
Antelope's Tyler Ellis picks New Mexico State
Antelope senior forward-center Tyler Ellis has verbally committed to play women's basketball for New Mexico State.
Ellis, a 6-foot-1 four-year varsity player, averaged 18.8 points and 17.4 rebounds this season for the Titans (19-9).
"Tyler has the most unique set of skills I've seen for a player her size," said Antelope coach Sean Chambers, the former Highlands star who played professionally overseas. "Great hands, feet and instincts. She has an extremely high-level basketball IQ."
Ellis, a two-time All-Capital Valley Conference selection, is the twin of Antelope boys star Isaiah Ellis, the CVC Player of the Year. He hasn't announced where he will play college basketball.
Lincoln senior Abi Lund, who is hitting .545, has signed a letter of intent to play softball at State University of New York at Stony Brook in Long Island, N.Y.
Call The Bee's Bill Paterson, (916) 326-5506.