High School Sports

A look back: Alberghini’s legacy is a cornerstone of Grant High

Grant's Mike Alberghini: Football coach, mentor, community treasure

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 coa
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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 coa

Mike Alberghini is established as a top high school football coach, not just in the Sacramento region but across the nation. He also is a fixture in the lives of countless players and students who have interacted with him at Grant High School, where he has spent his entire coaching and teaching career. He is a fixture, a coaching icon and a man beloved in his community. Here is a sample of coverage focusing on Alberghini and his teams as Grant and the area’s other prep teams begin the 2016 season.

Aug. 26, 2016: Grant football coach Mike Alberghini honored by field dedication

Aug. 24, 2015: Hometown Report: Grant football coach Mike Alberghini, 68, has no plans to retire

Nov. 17, 2015: Ailene Voisin: Grant’s Alberghini tries to uplift Pacers after shooting

Dec. 11, 2014: Grant coach Mike Alberghini pulls himself, Pacers through team’s darkest days and back into spotlight

Dec. 3, 2014: Grant High football players hope beards can inspire them to championship victories

April 24, 2014: Documentary chronicles a tough year for Grant High football

Who's No. 1 as the 2016 high school football season begins in the Sacramento region? The Sacramento Bee's Joe Davidson has some strong thoughts about that. See who Joe tabs as the best and where the other top teams fall on his list.

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