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Gall to step down as Garces Memorial Aquatics Director

After four successful seasons as the Director of Aquatics and head coach for the boys and girls water polo programs at Garces Memorial High School, Jason Gall is stepping down.

Gall has accepted the position of Aquatics Director and boys water polo head coach at Dallas Jesuit in Dallas, Texas. His last day at Garces is April 20.

“This was one of the toughest decisions I have ever made in my life,” Gall said. “I’ve been a part of (Bakersfield) community for almost 14 years now. We have a lot of things invested in the community. The relationships and I have made, specifically at Garces, can’t be replaced.”

In his four years at Garces, the boys water polo team was 68-19-1 overall with two East Yosemite League titles. The Rams won the Central Section Division II championship in 2017 and 2018 and advanced to the CIF Northern California Division II semifinals twice in 2017 and 2019 (the 2018 NorCal playoffs were postponed to fires). In 2019, the Rams advanced to the D-I section semifinals. 

On the girls side, Gall led the team to an overall record of 52-29. The Rams won the D-II section title in 2019 and advanced to the NorCal D-III semifinals after posting a 24-6 record.

“I will miss the kids so much,” Gall said. “I will miss seeing them grow up and develop and become better people and better water polo players. I am so thankful to all of the staff and faculty here at Garces. I never felt like I needed anything more. They always supported me. It’s going to be really hard to leave.”

The Placentia, California native moved to Bakersfield in 2007 to take over the women’s water polo program at Cal State Bakersfield and was there for 10 seasons before coming over to Garces in 2017.

“We want to thank Jason for all of his accomplishments here at Garces and the aquatics program,” Garces principal Myka Peck said. “This is a very tough loss for the Garces community. We wish him and his family all the best. Everything he has done here will not be forgotten.”

Gall and his wife Morgan and their two children, Charlie (11) and Kaia (8) will move to Dallas in the coming months to settle into their new location. Gall will be greatly missed at Garces Memorial.

Any interested applicants can contact Garces Memorial athletic director Gino Lacava at glacava@garces.org

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