Sacramento Mayor and Former NBA Star Kevin Johnson, along with PCA Advisory Board Members Dusty Baker, Ronnie Lott and Jerry Manuel made the PCA-Sacramento Youth Sports Awards a night to remember, especially for finalists in PCA's Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Program Sponsored by Deloitte. See the complete photo gallery of the event, here. 

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I spent Wednesday night at the Positive Coaching Alliance of Sacramento annual awards dinner and heard Johnson, 49er Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott, and baseball’s Dusty Baker and Jerry Manuel talk about the influence that PCA programs have had throughout the land. It is a terrific organization.

But as solid as Lott and Johnson were addressing the sellout audience at Sacramento State, it was local PCA President and KFBK/ESPN talent Bill Herenda (former sidekick of radio’s Marsh and Doug Kelly on UCD basketball and football broadcasts) with the line of the night …

While positive coaching has many nuances that suggest a deeper approach to mentoring — one that urges athletes to be complete citizens — it also strives to instill competitive and hard-nosed participation.

Said Herenda: "It is said 'the meek shall inherit the earth.' But they're never going to win conference."

Anyway, Johnson, Wolk … You're up. What's the bet? Read more... 

 — Bruce Gallaudet is a staff writer for The Davis Enterprise. Reach him at or 530-320-4456.


All photos courtesy of Phil Kampel Photography. See more here.