When Mike Holliday stepped down as head coach of Central Valley's varsity boys golf program, Scott Edwards agreed to be his successor.
Edwards has coached varsity football at the school since 2014. The Hawks have reached unprecedented heights under his guidance, amassing a 26-16 overall record, winning one Western Athletic Conference title and securing two Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berths in four years.
"I helped Mike out last spring," Scott said. "I was the assistant. It's a completely difference experience compared to coaching football. It's not easier. It's a different challenge-certainly it's not as intense."
Returnees Kadin Richardson (So.), Thomas Carrillo (So.), Jacob Hendrix (So.), Aman Dosanjh (Sr.) and Luis Ramirez (Sr.) ,and newcomers Julian Ruiz (Jr.), Navraj Dosanjh (Sr.), Martin Orozco (Jr.), Alfonso Hernandez (Jr.) and Saul Perez (Sr.) will all battle for playing time this year.
Six players start during Western Athletic Conference competition.
"Spots are open," Edwards said. "You need to be consistent and disciplined. We'll reward the efforts of those guys who are. If you miss practice, you don't play."
Central Valley posted a team score of 603 on its way to finishing in fifth place at the 2017 Western Athletic Conference Championships.
Carrillo led the Hawks with a 109.
Hendrix and Richardson shot 115 and 136, respectively.
"We want to be competitive," Edwards said. "We want to get better every week. Hopefully, we can climb up the league ladder. It's going to take time."