The Islander Sports Foundation recently announced Kristen Guymon as the new Athletic Director of the Coronado middle school sports program. While the fall 2020 school plan has yet to be determined, the after-school middle school sports program, under the leadership of Kristen, will be prepared to welcome student athletes once allowed.
Growing up in a sports family, Kristen has loved sports since she was born. Her father was a high school baseball and basketball coach in New York and her brother is currently a college basketball coach administrator. Kristen also participated in sports from an early age. Her athletic abilities led to her competing in gymnastics for the Division One University of Oklahoma. Following graduation, Kristen earned a Masters in Education and spent over 10 years working in collegiate student athletics as an academic advisor and department administrator at several universities around the country.
In 2012, Kristen and her family moved to Coronado when her husband Wayne took a job with Fox Sports San Diego. Kristen shared, “We wanted to raise our family in Coronado because of the strong community and education system.” Kristen has also volunteered her time and talents for many years with Village Elementary School and Coronado Little League.
While Kristen has had a life-long love for watching and participating in sports, her two children (Stanley going into 7th grade at CMS and Izzy entering 4th grade) have fueled her passion for getting involved with youth sports. Her vision for the Middle School Athletic Director position is to “encourage the middle school kids to either try a new sport, continue playing a sport they love, or to just be active and move their bodies!”
The Coronado middle school sports program is run independently of the Coronado Unified School District so is self-funded and open to all middle-school-age children in Coronado, irregardless of which school they attend. The program operates three seasons with a variety of team sports including volleyball, soccer, and flag football as well as life-long activities such as golf, yoga, and strength conditioning. Coronado middle school sports has been fortunate to have the talents of Meredith Hinz as Athletic Director for the past four years and wishes Meredith and her family well as they relocate to the East Coast.
Additional details on the Coronado middle school fall sports program will be available by August so stay tuned for further information as Kristen plans for the future of Coronado middle school sports.