Welcome to SHS Athletics

  • "As you are aware, our Nation is dealing with a national health-crisis with the current COVID-19 pandemic.  We have made the difficult decision to suspend all middle school and high school athletics practices and competitions as a precautionary measure effective immediately until further notice.  We understand that this will lead to some difficulties and hardships with all the time and energy devoted to the programs.  Our priority is the safety and the well-being of our students."

    The Drug Free/Sportsmanship Contract Player/Parent Meeting scheduled for July 30 has been canceled. A new date will be announced closer to the start of the 2020-2021 athletic season.


    From the California Interscholastic Federation 7/20/20:

    The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) has determined, in collaboration with our 10 Sections, that education-based athletics for the 2020-2021 school year will begin with a modified season of sport schedule (see below for 2020-21 sports calendar). Our calendar reflects the season for each CIF sport and the last date for Section Championships and Regional/State Championships in those sports where a Regional/State Championship is currently offered. Following this announcement, each CIF Section Office will release their own calendar to reflect regular season starting and ending dates and Section playoffs. It is anticipated that most Section start dates will commence in December 2020 or January 2021.

    We are continuously monitoring the directives and guidelines released from the Governor's Office, the California Department of Education, the California Department of Public Health, and local county health departments and agencies as these directives and guidelines are followed by our member schools/school districts with student health and safety at the forefront. As these guidelines change, CIF Sections may allow for athletic activity to potentially resume under the summer period rules of the local Section. Also, given this calendar change, the CIF has temporarily suspended Bylaws 600-605 (Outside Competition) in all sports for the 2020-21 school year.

    New sport dates approved by the CIF, Central Coast Section and the Pacific Coast Athletic League:

    Fall Sports (Season 1)          
    Sport Practice Start Date 1st day for contests End of League  Last CCS Contest Regional/State Final Date
    Cross Country 12/14/2020 12/28/2020 3/13/2021 3/20/2021 3/27/2021
    Field Hockey 12/14/2020 12/28/2020 3/6/2021 3/20/2021 N/A
    Football 12/14/2020 12/28/2020 3/20/2021 4/10/2021 4/17/2021
    Water Polo (Boys & Girls) 12/14/2020 12/28/2020 2/27/2021 3/13/2021 3/20/2021
    Volleyball (Boys & Girls) 12/14/2020 12/28/2020 3/3/2021 3/13/2021 3/20/2021
    Competitive Cheer N/A N/A N/A 4/3/2021 4/17/2021
    Spring Season (Season 2)          
    Sport Practice Start Date 1st day for contests End of League Last CCS Contest Regional/State Final Date
    Soccer (Boys & Girls) 2/22/2021 3/8/2021 5/19/2021 5/29/2021 6/5/2021
    Tennis (Boys & Girls) 2/22/2021 3/8/2021 5/15/2021 5/29/2021 6/5/2021
    Swimming/Diving (Boys & Girls) 3/8/2021 3/22/2021 5/22/2021 5/29/2021 6/5/2021
    Wrestling (Boys & Girls) 3/15/2021 3/29/2021 5/29/2021 6/5/2021 6/12/2021
    Basketball (Boys & Girls) 3/15/2021 3/29/2021 6/1/2021 6/12/2021 6/19/2021
    Baseball 3/15/2021 3/29/2021 6/5/2021 6/19/2021 6/26/2021
    Boys Golf 3/15/2021 3/29/2021 3/27/2021 6/8/2021 6/23/2021
    Girls Golf 3/15/2021 3/29/2021 6/3/2021 6/9/2021 6/23/2021
    Lacrosse (Boys & Girls) 3/15/2021 3/29/2021 6/5/2021 6/17/2021 N/A
    Softball 3/15/2021 3/29/2021 6/5/2021 6/19/2021 6/26/2021
    Track & Field 3/15/2021 3/29/2021 6/5/2021 6/19/2021 6/26/2021



    Due to the spike in COVID-19 cases, there are no Summer workouts scheduled until further notice. One of the best ways to prepare for this upcoming season is to get your eligibility cleared so you are ready to go when we are given the ok to start.  If you need Concussion testing, please email Coach Hunsdorfer at art.hunsdorfer@salinasuhsd.org.



    You will need to complete a concussion basline test in order to participate in sports.  If you have not already taken this test, please email Coach Hunsdorfer at art.hunsdorfer@salinasuhsd.org as soon as possible and he will set up an opportunity for you to take the test.



    At Salinas High School, we have various sports that we offer throughout the school year. Each student must meet all of the eligibility requirements prior to participating.

    • Fall Sports: Football, Girls' Volleyball, Girls' Golf, Boys' and Girls' Cross Country, Boys' and Girls' Water Polo, Girls' Tennis, Field Hockey, Sideline Cheerleading, Competition Cheerleading
    • Winter Sports: Boys' and Girls' Basketball, Boys' and Girls' Soccer, Boys' and Girls' Wrestling, Sideline Cheerleading, Competition Cheerleading
    • Spring Sports: Boys' and Girls' Track & Field, Boys' and Girls' Swimming & Diving, Boys' Golf, Boys' Tennis, Boys' and Girls' Lacrosse, Boys' Volleyball, Baseball, Softball, Boys' and Girls' Mountain Biking (non CIF sport) 

    Coaches contact information

    Sportsmanship is our #1 priority at Salinas High School.  We follow the six pillars of good character which include:

    • Trustworthiness
    • Respect
    • Responsibility
    • Caring
    • Fairness
    • Citizenship

    Our coaches and student-athletes will respect the integrity and judgment of all officials. We expect the fans to do the same. Cheer positively for your team and acknowledge special plays for both teams. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and respecting the game! 


    Balancing Sports, School, and Life as a Student-Athlete



  • Art Hunsdorfer

    Coach Hunsdorfer graduated from Salinas High School in 1981. He holds a BA in Sociology (1986), a MA in Education (1988), and a Ed.D in Educational Leadership (2008). After two years as a Counselor at Fresno High School, he returned to Salinas High School in 1989 to serve as a Counselor for 31 years.
    He has coached Baseball for 34 years at Salinas High School, Palma High School, Fresno High School, and Cabrillo College. In addition to coaching baseball, Coach Hunsdorfer has served as an assistant football coach for 9 years and was previously the Athletic Director at Salinas High School for 16 years.                                                                        

    Art Hunsdorfer- Athletic Director
    831.796-7400 ext. 2912

    Rosa Rodriguez - Athletic Secretary
    831.796-7400 ext. 2908



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