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Sports - June 12, 2009

New coach named for SRV Wolves

Mark Kessler to replace Dave Kravitz

by Geoff Gillette

Ending after a solid season of Wolves football, Head Coach Dave Kravitz announced in mid-May that he will not be returning to the gridiron at San Ramon Valley High School next year.

Kravitz coached the Wolves for 17 seasons, including two North Coast Section titles, one East Bay Athletic League championship and several NCS playoff visits.

On June 8, officials with the San Ramon Valley Unified School District announced that Assistant Varsity Coach Mark Kessler will be moving up to fill Kravitz' role at the helm.

"Mark Kessler has a wealth of experience, passion and commitment to San Ramon Valley High School football," said Principal Joe Ianora. "We are looking forward to Mark building on the rich tradition that Dave Kravitz established before him."

Kessler, a health and P.E. teacher at SRVHS, has been in education for 16 years. He has 17 years of coaching experience including head coaching at both Las Lomas High School and Benicia High School. In addition he spent time at the collegiate level, as the quarterbacks and running backs coach at Solano College.

Ianora said he is banking on that experience as Kessler takes over command of the Wolves. "Mark's background and community involvement make him the natural choice to take this program to new heights," Ianora stated.

Kessler will be stepping in as Varsity Head Football Coach/Program Coordinator starting with the 2009-10 season.