Since capturing its first CIF-SS title in Boys Cross Country in 1977, the Valencia High School athletic program continues to make a name for itself throughout Orange County. While academics remains a constant emphasis at Valencia High School, the school is proud of its athletic program's success. To date the school has won 274 league championships, 17 CIF-SS championships, been CIF-SS Runner-up 29 times, captured 36 Individual CIF-SS championships 6 CIF Masters Championships 1 CIF-State Runner-up and 6 Individual CIF-State championships.
Valencia High School opened its doors in the Fall of 1935, and its boys' athletic teams became a member of the CIF-SS that same year, fielding teams in football, basketball, baseball and track. Today, the boys' compete in 13 sports
From 1935 to 1976 girls' athletics competed in the Girls Athletic Association or "G.A.A" , they fielded teams in basketball, field hockey, volleyball, badminton, and tennis. In 1977 girls' athletics became a member of the CIF-SS and today they compete in 11 sports.
Although both the boys and girls teams had some success from 1935-1979, it has been from 1980 till today that the school and its athletic programs have made their mark in Orange County. Competing first in the Orange League and now in the Empire League, the boys and girls programs have combined to win 246 League Championship, 16 CIF Championships, 28 CIF Runner-Up titles, 35 Individual CIF Championships 6 CIF Masters Championships 1 CIF-State Runner-Up and 6 Individual CIF-State Championships.
CHRONOLOGY OF VALENCIA HIGH SCHOOL BOYS AND GIRLS ATHLETICS
(1935) Clarence Bishop becomes the "First Coach" of Valencia High School Boys Athletics.
(1936) Miss Cosma Danneman becomes the "First Female Coach" Of Valencia High School Girls Athletics.
(1960) Bob Hamlin takes his Tigers Basketball team to the CIF-SS Finals, and although they lost to powerhouse Santa Clara High School 63-47. it was Valencia High Schools first appearance in a championship contest.
(1977) Coach Dan Ocana's Girls Cross Country team qualifies for CIF. It is the first girls team to compete in CIF playoff competition.
(1977) Coach Dan Ocana's Boys Cross Country Team wins Valencia High School first CIF Crown, and Rick Cisneros becomes VHS first individual CIF Champion.
(1980) Valencia High School gets a "New Gym".
(1984) Harry Dolen's Girls Track and Field team wins the first CIF-SS Championship for a Valencia girls team.
(1985) Ray Pallares becomes Orange County career rushing leader, amassing 5415 on 818 carries.
(1986) Girls Athletic Director Sheila Zehner is killed in an automobile crash.
(1987) Valencia High School get a "New Pool".
(2000) Former Valencia star athlete Julie Swail is chosen Captain of the U.S. Womens Water Polo team for the 2000 Olympics. The team wins a Silver Medal.
(2002) Valencia moves from the Orange League into the six team Empire League.
(2004) Head Football Coach Mike Marrujo gets win number 200. He becomes only the 4th coach in Orange County history to win 200 games.
(2006-2008) Coach Mike McCall's Girls Tennis team 3-peats, becoming the first team in school history as well as PYLUSD history to win 3 consecutive CIF titles.
(2008) A new synthetic turf and all-weathered track is installed in Bradford Stadium.
(2008) Coach Barry Gardner's Boys Soccer team wins the first CIF Soccer Championship in school history.
(2009-2010) Sean Krinik wins back to back CIF Individual Track Championships in the 800 meters, and back to back Masters and State Championships.
(2013) Cross Country Coach Pat Hadley is killed while mountain hiking
(2016) Head Football Coach Mike Marrujo retires after 35 years. During his tenure his teams won 15 league championship and 3 CIF Championship. He had an overall record of 284-131-6 while coaching the Tigers, his career coaching record was 306-151-1.