Girls Fastpitch Softball
10U, 12U and 14U  Stockton, CA

In memory of
Coach Ron Clarke

1942 - 2015

Coach Ron Clarke
Ronald Clarke passed from this world on the morning of April 4, 2015. He was taken suddenly while doing the thing that he most enjoyed; coaching softball. He is survived by his wife Tess, brothers Donald (Suzanne) and Bud (Charlie), son Anthony Asia (Linda), daughters Tamara Mansfield, Jolene Asia, Vanessa Vazquez and Jessica Thurber, granddaughters Kristi Lindsay, Lia Madrazo, Jennifer Mansfield, Jessica Mansfield and Ashley Asia, grandsons, Marc Asia (Monique), Nikolas Vazquez, Brandon Vasquez, Ryan Vazquez, Justin Vazquez and Leland Madrazo, great grandchildren Leiana Madrazo, Lio Madrazo, Ikaika Madrazo, Kawika Asia, Karter Lindsay, Jazlyn Ramirez, Cruz Asia and Adriana Isabella. He was preceded in death by sons, Kevin and Gary, and daughter Rhonda.
 
Ron was born to Dean and Irene Clarke on May 26, 1942 in Chewelah WA. He spent his childhood and high school years in Kettle Falls WA, where he was a 3-sport athlete. He graduated from Eastern Washington University with a degree in PE and elementary educatiRon began his teaching career in Fairfield, California in 1965, which culminated with his retirement from the Fairfield Suisun Unified School District 46 years later. He was highly respected in his profession. His contributions to the school district were officially recognized through the dedication, in his name, of the Green Valley Middle School gymnasium.
 
Ron’s most significant contributions to the community were manifested in his lifelong love of the game of softball. Multiple generations of young ladies benefited from his enduring passion for teaching the skills of the game, especially pitching. The history of his softball coaching career is unparalleled. Teams he coached won national titles in 1979, with daughter Rhonda, and again in 1981, with the NorCal Tremors. His coaching career at Fairfield High School began in 1978. During the next 33 years he amassed 732 wins to become the winningest coach in the history of the Sac-Joaquin Section and the 3rd winningest in the state of California. These accomplishments solidified Ron to be selected as an inductee in to the Class of 2012 for the Sac-Joaquin Section Hall of Fame. His teams won 15 league titles, 8 trips to the section finals, 4 section titles (1981, 1995, 2000 and 2001). He was nationally recognized for his coaching ability as evidenced by his being named the Assistant Coach of the 1991 Girl’s 16U USA Junior Olympic team in Adelaide, Australia.
 
Ron was loved and respected for both his coaching ability and his deep concern for the lifelong skills acquired by the players he coached. This icon of softball has left us, but he has left us with a solid foundation to succeed in this game of life. He will be reunited with his parents in Kettle Falls WA.
Articles on Ron Clarke
Hall of Fame's Class of 2012
Fairfield Times 
RecordNet  
Our Goals
Our primary goal is to assist each athlete in obtaining her full potential. Our methods of achieving this goal will include, but not be limited to, the following:
 
Developing strong, confident, and capable individuals with the ability to be strong leaders in today’s society
 
Exposing players to advanced techniques on how to set and achieve personal/individual goals
 
Helping players learn the role of a team player and its importance
Developing a solid mental foundation on how to compete in a highly competitive environment (both on and off the softball field)
Improving players’ softball skills and a raising their level of understanding for the game of softball
 
Providing players with opportunities to showcase their softball skills
Allowing players to participate in College Showcase events
  1. Eligibility Requirements
    Eligibility Requirements for Athletes • Must conform to state and district regulations. • Must maintain skill level and physical condition level and show improvement • Must maintain school grades (GPA).
  2. Sportsmanship
    • Parents must demonstrate good sportsmanship and serve as positive role models. • No vulgar or inappropriate language. • Taunting and trash talking will not be tolerated. • Outsiders must never intrude upon the field during a game. • Cheerleading should be for our team, not against the opponents. • Keep comments to a positive nature.
14U Coach Needed
The NorCal Tremors organization is seeking a qualified person to coach a 14U team during the 2016 season.  Please email the Tremors Board if you are interested in joining our team.
 
Thank you! 
 
norcaltremorssoftball@gmail.com