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CUSD’s Siegel visits CHS hoops team
Siegel in gym
Ceres Unified School District Superintendent Scott Siegel ran suicides while visiting a Ceres High boys basketball practice in January for his "On the Job" series. The video was posted on social media last month. - photo by Dale Butler

Episode 2 of “On the Job with Scott, The Siequel,” was shared on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter on May 20.

Scott Siegel, superintendent of Ceres Unified School District, took time from his busy schedule in January to help Ceres High varsity boys basketball head coach T.J. Walker run one of his practices.

The segment was filmed earlier this year in celebration of May as Staff Appreciation Month.

“The whole point of these videos is to highlight the work of our staff in various roles,” Siegel said. “T.J. is also an administrator, so it was nice to have an opportunity to see him interact with students in his role as a coach. I enjoyed seeing his rapport with students and how dedicated they are to their sport.”

“I see Dr. Siegel everywhere,” Walker said. “He tries to give as much time as he can to the schools. The boys were excited to meet him. They joked around. He’s funny. It was a good day all-round.”

Siegel jokingly talked about using moving screens and flopping on defense to gain a competitive advantage.

“He spoofed it up,” Walker said.

Wearing dress attire and shoes, Siegel participated in conditioning drills with Bulldog players at the end of practice.

“He wanted to run the suicides,” Walker said.

“The most challenging part of this particular video was that it involved actual athletic ability,” Siegel said. “Fortunately for me, the students and staff were very patient with my athletic ability, or lack thereof.”

 Walker has been coaching varsity boys basketball at Ceres High since the 2017-18 school year.

Prior becoming an administrative assistant at Argus/Endeavor high schools in August, Walker worked as a Youth Advisor for Project Yes for 10 years.