East County Sports

Former Vaqueros’ girls coach takes over boys’ squad



By Bill Dickens

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LAKESIDE (7-6-15) — Former El Capitan girls basketball coach FRANK QUINONES is returning to Lakeside to pilot the Vaqueros’ varsity boys basketball team.


“I am happy to announce that I will be returning to the sidelines as Head Coach, only this time back to Boys Varsity at El Capitan High School where I work,” said Quinones. “I am super excited for the opportunity to work with two amazing guys –  JASON CAVAZOS and ERIK HUR.”


Quinones was an assistant boys basketball coach to Cavazos last year after spending three seasons at Westview coaching girls basketball. Previously he mentored the El Capitan girls basketball program for four seasons.


He has also assisted boys and girls basketball at West Hills. He began the inaugural girls basketball program at Steele Canyon.


“I’d like to thank all my former assistant coaches, colleagues and ALL my former players,” Quinones said. “All of you have been an influence in my coaching career – most importantly JEFF ARMSTRONG, RYAN KINSER and Jason Cavazos.


“Last but not least, my wife Michelle, and boys Austin, Alec, Aaron and Maverick Quinones for putting up with me coaching three sports – girls’ golf (fall), basketball (winter) and boys’ golf (spring).”


“I’m elated to be where I am again,” he said. “El Capitan is where I call home.”


Cavazos looks forward to working with Quinones.


“I’m choosing to step down from the head coaching position to further my education and improve myself,” Cavazos said. “I’ll still be involved, as I explained to my kids. There won’t be any great changes when Frank steps in.”


Added Quinones, “I plan to continue what Jason has built up. He has built the foundation of the program and his teams have great intensity level – we intend to keep it that way.”


Quinones will again present his 60-plus teams SoCal Holiday Prep Classic girls tournament on December 26-30 as a fund raiser for El Capitan’s program.

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