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Welcome to the news page for King's Alumni. Here you will find our monthly featured Alum, and you can keep up-to-date on the happenings of other alumni. If you have fun or interesting stories to share, please contact Kathleen Baker, Alumni Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring on Campus
A beautiful spring day on campus at King's. This view is taken from our new Bundrant Ness Center looking toward the Mike Martin Administration building.
2014 "A Knight at the Beach" King's Auction Success
This year's auction, A Knight at the Beach, was an amazing success. We had over 460 people in attendance and together the King's community raised over $480,000! Of that amount, over $155,000 went to the Teacher Excellence Endowment. The success of this event could not have been possible without the support of the entire King's community.
Thank you to our teachers, auction sponsors, program advertisers, underwriters, item donors and attendees. This auction would not be possible without you and we are grateful for your generosity.
King's High School Department performs "Sound of Music"
The High School Theatre Department in collaboration with the High School Music Department is proud to present The Sound of Music on May 16, 17, 22 and 23 at 7:00 p.m. in Schirmer Auditorium. In an effort to minimize long lines, and provide a more systematic and convenient way to obtain tickets; we have developed an on-line ticket purchasing system with brownpapertickets.com . This will allow you to purchase tickets based on assigned seating and is aligned with what similar schools are doing in our region. We believe that this will allow for a more professional and welcoming presence for our school community. Obtaining your tickets has never been easier. You will have the option of printing your tickets from home or having them delivered to you via U.S. Postal Mail. Methods of payment are Visa, Master Card, American Express and the Discover Card. Credit card service fees will be applied during purchase.
Click on the link below to purchase tickets.
Knightly News and Events
2014 Distinguished Alumni: Masaki Matsumoto (Class of 2001)
After graduating from King's High School in 2001, Masaki Matsumoto attended Trinity International University in Chicago on a football scholarship. There, he received his degree in Physical Education and a minor in Health Education. Masaki was also the starting running back for Trinity all four years, an All-Conference player and a team captain in his senior year.
In the spring of 2006, Masaki graduated from Trinity and in the fall started a graduate program at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego to receive his Master's Degree and a teaching credential in Special Education. While attending Point Loma, Masaki started coaching football and track at Cathedral Catholic High School as a varsity assistant coach. In his two years coaching, the football team won the section title in 2007 and the track team won the section title in 2008.
Masaki graduated from Point Loma in Spring of 2008 and was hired to be a Special Education teacher, an assistant football coach and the head track coach at Bernstein High School the following fall. He was also given the Assistant Athletic Director position after his first year of teaching.
During Masaki's time as head coach of the track team, the team won four league championships in five years. The league title in 2011 was the first title by any team at Bernstein since the school opened in 2008. In 2012, after four years as the assistant football coach, Masaki accepted the job to become the Head Coach at Bernstein. Since taking over, the football team has won two league championships and made the playoffs both years. Before he took over the football team, their overall record in the previous four years was 4-36. The team's record in the last two years is 19-5 and the 2013 team made it to the semifinals of the LA City Section playoffs. In 2013, Masaki was named the Coach of the Year in the Central League and also, due to all of the accomplishments on and off the field, he was awarded the LA Times' Football Coach of the Year. Masaki has been elemental in changing the lives of many students at Bernstein High School as a mentor, coach and tutor. His work in their lives has exemplified the four pillars of King's and why he is our 2014 King's Distinguished Alumni.