FAIRFIELD — Rodriguez High softball teams are noted for their fierce competitiveness, effective play and solid team spirt.
In other words, the Mustangs are an extension of their coach, Tracy Cordes. Even during tough times – such as a pandemic that canceled their 2020 season when they were off to a 5-0 start – Cordes is the epitome of optimism.
It’s no surprise then that she was named one of six recipients of the Sac-Joaquin Section’s 2020-21 Model Coach of the Year Awards earlier this week.
The others selected were: Brian Kilby (baseball) of Franklin of Elk Grove; Christine Toon (girls and boys volleyball) of West of Tracy; Luis Barranon (tennis) of Marysville; and Chopper Mello (wrestling) and Jacqueline Wooding (cross country, track and field) of Golden Valley of Merced.
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