Vic's 29 year coaching leadership at Tracy High has just ended with a record of 440-305-2 (747 games).
Updates on a new head coach will be coming soon.
Vic is moving to Michigan in the summer of 2022 to be near family.
Vic can be reached at email@example.com
Assistant Coach John Goulding - John joined the Bulldog coaching staff in 2016 and brings a wealth of experience from his many years coaching at James Logan High.
Goulding who has spent 37 years teaching and coaching, retired from James Logan High in 2015. There he won 18 of 23 MVAL Championships and two North Coast Section Championships (2001 & 2011). John is member of the California Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame (inducted 2008), the Aragon High Hall of Fame (2016), and the James Logan Hall of Fame (2016).
Jake was a star baseball player with the Bulldogs from 2009- 2012. He would go on to pitch for Fresno State and then entered the Detroit Tigers Farm system before retiring a couple of years ago.
Kenny played varsity baseball at THS during the 83 & 84 seasons, both years with all-league honors. He was selected as one of the top 100 players in the state & was invited to an All Star selection at Cal State Fullerton where he got instructions and worked out with Coach Augie Garrido in the summer of 1984.
Kenny played at Delta College 84-85 and played shortstop for the Angels Mens Adult Baseball League for 9 seasons.
He started his THS coaching in 04-05 at the Sophomore level with Coach Perez. He also coached sophomores at West 06-09. He then started the Kimball baseball program in 2010 with Coach Mark Whelan. He has been back at THS coaching since 2012.
Adam grew up in Tracy and went to Tracy High where he played baseball all four years. As a freshman, he was on the JV team and then became a 3 year starter for Coach Alkire on the varsity team.
After graduating, Deharo traveled to Australia to play on an international baseball team representing the United States. Adam would go on to play in a semi-pro league in the Bay Area for a couple of years then continuing to play in the Cal-Mex league for about 10 years. It was at this point he started to enjoy coaching more than playing and he started running a travel baseball team which he has maintained for the past 6 years.
Adam was an assistant JV coach last year and stated he is very excited to now be the head coach helping to enhance the Tracy High baseball program.
Coach Muniz joined the staff in 2021 and was a coach at Mt. Eden High and Kimball.
During Tuesday's game vs St. Mary's I mic'd up Coach Alkire and followed him with video cameras. The result is a 14 minute video you might enjoy watching.
Short Friendship, Major Impact
This week, Freshman Coach Ted Muniz reached out to me and asked if he could go public on my website with some comments about Vic Alkire who will be retiring from our baseball program at the conclusion of this season.
Coach Muniz first became acquainted with Vic several years ago when Muniz became the varsity baseball coach at Kimball. “Vic was the first phone call I received when I was announced as coach. He provided valuable tips and strategies on how I could be successful at Kimball, and he shared all of his contacts so I could begin the process of scheduling games. He was an instant mentor to me, and I took advantage of it.”
Muniz would have to step away from the game for a few years due to health reasons but then three years ago became reacquainted with Vic and offered to help out around the THS baseball program. “Prior to the beginning of the 2021 season, the Freshman baseball coach position became available, and I asked Vic if I could apply. I just wanted back into coaching anyway possible, and I felt Tracy High and this program was the perfect fit.”
When Coach Muniz got the Freshman coaching job, he had the opportunity to better understand just how giving Vic is. “He treats his Freshman and JV coaches with the same level of respect and authority as his varsity program. If we need something we get it. I had all the balls I needed, and the kids were well supplied with uniforms and other gear thanks to Vic and the strong booster program that THS Baseball has. I noticed on the varsity field there was this can of balls with a spring in it that raised the level of the balls as they were drawn from the can for batting practice. I made a comment about how nice it would be to have one, and 48 hours later the JV and Freshman teams had their own can. Another nice touch our Freshman program gets, is home games on the Varsity field when varsity plays away. To be able to have our kids on this well-manicured field with good dugouts is a big difference maker. Not many freshman teams get this kind of nice upgrade. These are just a few examples of how Vic makes things first class.”
Muniz has experience at other high schools on attempting to get gear and the little things that make you successful as a coach and baseball program. “People don’t always see these small behind the scenes things that are the difference in being successful and Vic excels in this area. He gets it. There may be some jealousy out in the community that Tracy gets more than most. If that is true, it’s not for political reasons or back room deals, its because Vic and the Booster program fight for it and earn it. Vic works his tail off to get things he and others in the program need.”
On why Vic is successful, Coach Muniz was quick to respond with these characteristics. “He is respected by so many in the baseball community. He treats everyone with respect. I have never heard him speak ill will about others and I’ve certainly never heard him say a curse word in the entire time I’ve been around him. He is a glass half full kind of guy and we are blessed to have had him stay with this program for 29 years.”
Coach Muniz had a few more personal comments to make about Vic before we concluded the interview. “A baseball coach at the high school level is a hard job for many reasons, but if you are going to step onto the coaching field, then isn’t it best to do it with good friends around you? Vic has not only become a friend, but he has become a very special friend who is on my short list of someone I would do anything for. My wife and I have developed a real close friendship with Marie and Vic.”
“It was bittersweet to hear the news of his decision to step away and head to Michigan. On one hand I am so happy for the Alkire family but I’m going to miss this first-class man whom I have only known for a couple of years and wished I had met 40 years ago.”