LOS ALAMITOS - Dr. Jim Staunton, commissioner of the CIF Southern Section, has announced his retirement effective July 29, 2011.Staunton has served as commissioner of the CIF Southern Section since 1999. "I'm gratified at the opportunity to serve this Section for the last 11 years," he said. "Service to our schools and student athletes has been our first priority. It has been a wonderful term of service." While Staunton publicly announced his retirement last Thursday, he informed the administrative body of the CIF-SS executive committee of his intentions last May. During his time as commissioner, the Southern Section office acquired its own property and relocated from Cerritos to Los Alamitos. He also worked with the Josephson Institute to develop the 16 principles of Pursuing Victory with Honor, and a coaches training program focusing on teaching ethical coaching behaviors and promoting sportsmanship.
********** Published: November 4, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 29