Santa Barbara Sports Figure of the Month: presented by American Riviera Bank


Each Month, Presidio Sports recognizes a local sports figure for their extraordinary contribution to the Santa Barbara athletic community.

It is our way to recognize those who have made a positive impact, whether it is an inspirational athletic performance, a lifetime achievement award, a philanthropist, or just a special story worth sharing.

This award is made possible by American Riviera Bank.


Aaron-Solis---San-Marcos-RoyalsIt’s Tuesday afternoon of rivalry week and Aaron Solis is busy making sure everything is in order for a slate of basketball games at the San Marcos High Thunderhut for the next couple of days

Solis is meticulous in the set-up. He shows a student where the floor mats for the team benches line up on the floor. As the chairs for the players and coaches are set up, he makes sure they’re spaced just right.

Later that night, he’s seated on the San Marcos bench, assisting head coach Chris Hantgin with the varsity girls team against Santa Barbara. For Wednesday night’s boys game, Solis is doing the public address announcing and playing DJ. And he’s keeping an eagle eye on the huge crowd. He spots a Santa Barbara student messing around with a megaphone and alerts the SBHS athletic director, who confiscates it.

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Previous Presidio Sports Sports Figures of the Month:

January, 2015: Aaron Solis
November, 2014: John Moore
October, 2014: Russell Smelley
August, 2014: Monica Jones
July, 2014: Josh Priester
May, 2014: Stamatia Scarvelis
March, 2014: Becky Aaronson
February, 2014: Alex Valente
December, 2013: Chris Keet
November, 2013: Andrew Butcher
October, 2013: Jake Clinton
September, 2013: Craig Moropoulos
August, 2013: Mark Massari
July, 2013: Dave Odell
June, 2013: Jerry Johnson
May, 2013: Andrew Checketts
April 2013: Jack Bianchi 
March 2013: Rudy Ybarra
February 2013: Tugce Canitez
January 2013: Simon Chavez
December 2012: Kirsten Moore
November 2012: Bryan Fernandez
October 2012: Rusty and June Snow
September, 2012: Mark Walsh
August, 2012: Wolf Wigo
July, 2012: Todd Rogers
June, 2012: Chuckie Roth
May, 2012: Ema Boateng
April, 2012: Addi Zerrenner
March, 2012: Carlene Mitchell
February, 2012: Ryan Fitch
January, 2012: John Zant
December, 2011: Andre Barbieri
November, 2011: Lauren Stratman
October, 2011: Rich Hanna
September, 2011: Lauren Capone
August, 2011: Orlando Johnson
July, 2011: Bill Pintard
June, 2011: John & Mardi Warkentin
May, 2011: Lakey Peterson
April, 2011: Van Latham
March, 2011: Ethel Byers
February, 2011: Kiley Neushul

This award is made possible by American Riviera Bank