Grant High School will honor its longtime football coach, Mike Alberghini, before the Pacers' season-opening game against Rocklin on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, renaming its football stadium after Alberghini, the Sacramento area's winningest active coach. Sacramento Bee staff writer Joe Davidson reflects upon the impact "Coach Al" has had on Grant's football program, the school in general and the Del Paso Heights community. Manny Crisostomo The Sacramento Bee
Grant High School will honor its longtime football coach, Mike Alberghini, before the Pacers' season-opening game against Rocklin on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, renaming its football stadium after Alberghini, the Sacramento area's winningest active coach. Sacramento Bee staff writer Joe Davidson reflects upon the impact "Coach Al" has had on Grant's football program, the school in general and the Del Paso Heights community. Manny Crisostomo The Sacramento Bee
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Grant football coach Mike Alberghini honored by field dedication

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Joe Davidson has covered sports for The Sacramento Bee since 1988. He's an award-winning authority on high school sports, specializing in going behind the scenes to report on what makes teams and athletes unique. Though Davidson has been accused of being a graduate of Del Oro, De La Salle, Elk Grove, Franklin, Grant, Granite Bay, Jesuit, Oak Ridge, Rocklin, St. Francis and many other local schools, he attended high school in Oregon, where he participated in football and track.

Contact Davidson at jdavidson@sacbee.com or on twitter at @SacBee_JoeD.

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