Coach Carlos enters his fifth season at Tokay, his fourth as head coach and youth director. Last year, he coached the Tigers to a 19th place finish in the Sac-Joaquin Masters tournament and a first place finish in the Tri-City Athletic League (TCAL), the 25th league championship for the school. For his efforts, Carlos was awarded the 2017 TCAL Coach of the Year for the fifth time in his career.
Prior to Tokay, Carlos earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from U.C. Davis and his Secondary Credential from Sacramento State. He is currently completing his Masters of Education with Concordia University.
He and his wife, Melinda, have a daughter Lauren.
Coach Leon enters his sixth season at Tokay, where he has been instrumental in his work with the middle and heavyweight wrestlers.
Before becoming a Tiger, Leon graduated from Edison High School and enlisted in the Marine Corps, serving the country during the second Gulf War.
As a wrestling coach, he was the girls’ head coach at Edison High School during the 2008-2009 season when the girls’ program won the Sac-Joaquin Masters championship. From 2009-2012, Leon was the head coach for both the boys’ and girls’ team, earning Coach of the Year honors for the Tri-City Athletic League in 2010.
Coach Lazaro comes to Tokay for his fourth season, having worked with the lightweights and middleweights while also leading the off-season lifting program.
A graduate of Lincoln High School in Stockton, Lazaro began wrestling his sophomore year and quickly took to the sport, culminating in a sixth place finish at the Sac-Joaquin Masters championship in 2009, earning an automatic bid to the CIF State Championships in Bakersfield where he finished the tournament with a record of 2-2.
Prior to his work at Tokay, Lazaro was an assistant coach at Lincoln High School from 2010-2012. He is a 2016 graduate of the University of the Pacific, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sport Pedagogy.
Coach Zermeno returns for his second year as the in-season strength and conditioning coach. Zermeno is a graduate of Chico State, where he played quarterback for the football team and led the university to a conference championship.Zermeno teaches Social Science at Tokay and lives in San Andreas with his wife and two children.