Shane Folsom led the Catalina Trojans to a 24-6 record last year and Sabino tapped him to be the next head baseball coach at Sabino.
The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) Executive Board upheld stripping the Sabercats of the 2017-18 baseball championship, along with game forfeitures from that season, at a board meeting on Sept. 13. The vacancy resulted from resignations as a result the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) investigation that determined there were violations within the program.
Folsom is also the athletic director at Catalina and he is well respected in Tucson youth and high school baseball circles. Sabino will host the preseason Cowboy Up Classic high school baseball tournament along with Cholla.
Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com