College Roundup: Cal Poly's Millard to play in two all-star football games

Elsewhere, Vinnedge hired as Hancock's men's soccer coach

sports@thetribunenews.comJanuary 8, 2014 

Senior linebacker Johnny Millard has become the first Cal Poly football player selected to play in two all-star games.

Millard will play in Saturday’s Medal of Honor Bowl in Charleston, S.C. He will also play in the East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 18, in St. Petersburg, Fla. 

Millard completed his senior season at Cal Poly by earning all-Big Sky Conference second team honors with 108 tackles, and in the season finale against Northern Colorado, he had a career-high 15 tackles. Millard had 300 career tackles, putting him sixth all-time at Cal Poly.

Millard obtained his bachelor’s degree in business administration last month with a concentration in management and has a possible future in the NFL. NFL teams and scouts project Millard as a late-round draft pick to priority free agent.

Vinnedge to coach soccer at Hancock

Allan Hancock College has selected Central Coast native Billy Vinnedge to be the new head men’s soccer coach, pending approval from the board of trustees Jan. 21. 

He will replace Al Garcia, who resigned in November after 15 seasons as Hancock’s head coach.

Vinnedge was a kicker for the Hancock football team in in 2004-5 where he earned all-conference honors before transferring to Wyoming where he earned all-Mountain West Conference honors for football and academics his senior season. He also spent one preseason in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers.

Vinnedge is currently the head coach for Nipomo Highs boys soccer team for the past four years and has led the Titans to three consecutive CIF-Southern Section playoffs.

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