San Diego Section high school sports roundup: Mt. Miguel hires Ryan Meier as boys basketball coach

Here’s a news and notes roundup from San Diego Section high school sports:

Coaching news

  • Ryan Meier has been hired as the new boys’ basketball coach at Mt. Miguel High School. Meier was the head coach at La Jolla Country Day for the past 14 seasons before resigning earlier this year.
  • Sam Eshelman has taken over as the Athletic Director at Carlsbad High School after Amanda Waters left for Mater Dei. Eshelman has also stepped down as the boys’ basketball coach after four seasons and is in the process of searching for a replacement.


  • Former Eastlake High School and San Diego State star two-way baseball player Casey Schmitt signed with the San Francisco Giants after being selected in the second round of the MLB Draft last month.’s Jim Callis reported that Schmitt and the Giants agreed on a signing bonus of $1.147 million.

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  • Former Rancho Bernardo High School and Arizona State shortstop Alika Williams signed with the Tampa Bay Rays for $1.85 million after being selected 37th overall in last month’s MLB Draft.
  • Former Eastlake High School and Long Beach State outfielder LJ Jones IV signed with the St. Louis Cardinals for $100k after being selected in the fifth round of the draft.
  • Helix High School shortstop and right-handed pitcher Alonzo Richardson, who had signed to play at San Diego State, signed with the Cleveland Indians as an undrafted free agent.


  • 2022 St. Augustine INF Cade Martinez committed to San Diego State.
  • Torrey Pines defensive back Mo Vanderwiel committed to Navy on Saturday, becoming the seventh football prospect in the class of 2021 from San Diego to make a college commitment.

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Here are the other six 2021 commits:

Tyler Buchner – QB – Helix HS – Notre Dame

Herman Smith – ATH – Lincoln HS – San Diego State

Darren Barkins – DB – Mater Dei Catholic HS – Oregon

Kamron Beachem – WR/TE – Oceanside HS – Arizona State

Elisha Lloyd – DB – Mission Hills HS – Washington State

Isaiah World – DL/OL – Lincoln HS – Arizona State

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