Merced basketball Coach allegedly drives to Fresno with over the limit of passenger’s

We received a video showing a female Golden Valley Basketball player sitting on the floor of a school issued vehicle, the vehicle was allegedly driven by a Golden Valley High school basketball coach.

The students were on their way to Fresno on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at approximately 6:00 p.m on Highway 99 with 11 passengers on a 10 passenger vehicle, that’s when one of the girls recorded the video.

According to one of the girls parent, some girls in the vehicle were not using seatbelts because they do not function properly.

The parent sent several emails and placed several calls to the school and The California Highway Patrol including the Merced Police Department who took a complaint report.

The parent also said because of their quick action to report it, one of the girls was picked up in Fresno, only 10 passengers rode back home in the school vehicle.

The parent recieved a response back from the school the following is part of the message, Safety is our number one concern, they then asked the parent to forward them the videos.

Merced Gateway News sent an Email to MUHSD, till today, we have not received a response regarding this incident.

Once we receieve a response we will update this story.

The following is just some information that can be found at the MUHSD website regarding coaches.

(The transportation safety of our students is of paramount importance to the Merced Union High School District. The district will endeavor to provide transportation to and from off campus activities sponsored or co-sponsored by the district. Only students for whom written permission has been received from their parents/guardians may be transported to and from an activity.)


Properly plan and document your activities

Provide proper instruction

Warn of inherent risks

Provide a safe physical environment

Provide adequate and proper equipment

Properly match athletes

Evaluate injuries

Supervise activities closely

Provide appropriate first aid care and emergency assistance

Protect against physical and psychological harm

Transport athletes safely.

4 thoughts on “Merced basketball Coach allegedly drives to Fresno with over the limit of passenger’s

  1. Bear Mom June 23, 2019 at 3:37 PM

    That is nothing this season at Merced High School Baseball Varisty team while they were in Sant Maria for a tournament an Assistant coach by the name of Curtis Kellog let a student/player drive the MHS Van because he the coach was drunk.

  2. Responsible June 24, 2019 at 7:53 AM

    They should hire more responsible people instead of hired who they related or who they know.

  3. Bearmom June 24, 2019 at 1:34 PM

    There is video too of the student/player driving the MHS Van while the assistant coach is sitting in the passenger side and it is not rumors dear, the video says it all.

  4. Cat mom June 26, 2019 at 12:51 PM

    Either way, you should get facts “Bear mom”. And if you have such concern you should’ve addressed the situation straight away instead of posting online about it months later. But most importantly, know facts completely. Nobody was too drunk to drive.

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