May 3, 2016
No comments

Students attending a West Contra Costa Unified school can participate in a free wide receivers clinic at De Anza High on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To register, email Students who do not attend a WCCUSD school can join the clinic with a $25 entrance fee. As many as 75 wide receivers will be accepted.

The co-founders of the event and the coaches they’ve enlisted were all star athletes.

Michael Eaglin, a former De Anza High MVP and East Bay Player of the Year, was heavily recruited to play for top colleges, selected to play for UC Berkeley, but then decided to sign a professional baseball contract with the Atlanta Braves, which drafted him. After an eight-year baseball career, he played three more years of college football as a wide receiver at UC Davis.

The clinic’s other co-founder, Keijuan Douglas, is a Southern California native who played at Eastern Michigan on a scholarship and excelled as an all-league wideout. He then played professionally in the Canadian League with the Toronto Argonauts and is currently a speed trainer and has developed NFL athletes such as Green Bay Packers corner-back Devon House.

Guest coaches include Andrew Vessel (former Kennedy High star wide receiver who played baseball for the Texas Rangers); Damien Semien (former Cal Berkeley star wide receiver); Rob Moore (former Kennedy High and Utah State star); Thomas Coleman (former Contra Costa College head football coach, Sac State and NFL Europe League offensive coordinator); Dante McCarthy (Kennedy High alum and CCC standout); Aaron Plunkett (former UC Davis wide receiver and founder of #D1Bound); Damon Cole (De Anza alum and Silly U 7v7 founder and coach).

We were alerted to this clinic by community advocate Rodney Alamo Brown, who will be a guest speaker at the event.




About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.