Coach revives golf at Mt. Diablo High after 46 years, inspiring first-time golfers

Photo courtesy Mt. Diablo High School Athletics.

CONCORD, CA (May 6, 2024) — One of the best stories this school year is the Mt. Diablo High School boys golf team.

Coach Mark Mooney formed the team, the first time the Concord school has had a golf team since 1978 when the program was dropped in the wake of Proposition 13 passing. Mooney reached out to First Tee executive director Jamie Maddox at Diablo Creek Golf Course who supplied team members (made up entirely of first-time golfers) with clubs.

The Red Devils team includes, from left, Gabriel Rabun-Llamas, Kymani Fano, Santino Arcenio Esquivel, Frederick Corpuz, Taishaun Glover, Aidan VanHoose, Jayshon Victory, manager Brinna Bernal Santiago and coach Mooney.