Briefs: Grant teams up with Miller again

Costa Mesa's new coach is an assistant in upcoming All-Star football game at Orange Coast College.

June 30, 2011

Wally Grant is back on Coach Myron Miller's staff.

Grant, who recently took over as the Costa Mesa High football coach, is just going to help Miller out as the running backs coach in the 52nd Brea Lions Orange County North-South Prep Football All-Star Game on July 15 at Orange Coast College.

Grant and Miller are guiding the South All-Star team, which includes two Newport-Mesa area seniors, Costa Mesa cornerback DaSean Grayson and Newport Harbor safety Kellon Truxton.


Grant was on Miller's staff at Tustin High between 1995 and 2005. Before that, Grant was an assistant under Miller at Costa Mesa from 1992-94, helping lead the Mustangs in 1993 to their only CIF Southern Section title appearance in the program's history.

Also on Miller's South All-Star staff is Winter Welz, a former standout defensive tackle at OCC. Welz played for Miller and Grant at Tustin.

— David Carrillo Peñaloza


Calling all announcers

Roy Englebrecht, a Newport Beach-based fight promoter, is giving fans of mixed martial arts a shot at being an announcer for an upcoming MMA event at the OC Fair & Event Center.

Englebrecht will have an open audition on July 10 at the Irvine Marriott Hotel at 10 a.m. The registration is $40, which includes two cage side tickets to SummerFist IV on July 28 and admission to the OC Fair.

Ten fans will be selected to work SummerFist IV, introducing the fighters, the ring card girls and the bout results.

For more information, e-mail or call (949) 760-3131.

— From staff reports

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