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FROM THE VACAVILLE HIGH SCHOOL NEWSPAPER, THE BARK: Issue 2, Vol. 44, Oct. 3, 2008 By Juliene Sesar, Bark Co. Editor Zunino represented the kind of man that a community would cherish and to show his kindness during his career as head football coach at Vacaville High School since '62, only serving one JV one year in '61, he began the long process of transforming the stadium from a grass field into what it is today. Zunino decided to make it a project in his life time to recreate the football field for future generations of Vaca High students. However, he did not ask for loans and money from the school and town; rather he asked for donations and volunteers.                                                                         NEW LIGHTS AT VACA HIGH The current lights residing at Tom Zunino Stadium came from Travis Air Force Base. "They were out collecting dust," said Ramos. The grass came from the volunteers bringing in tractors and trucks, and the cement rings around the track and field as well. Volunteers came and built the stadium out of wood. They took the time out of their schedules to come out and sand the stadium every year before the season started; making sure that there would be no splinters. Even more volunteers would come in to paint the bleachers to show the school pride. Zunino inspired the community to build a field that they could love and enjoy for many years to come. In 2004, Harold Youngblood Stadium was re-named Tom Zunino Stadium.
TOM ZUNINO WATCHES AS NEW TURF IS PUT IN AT VACA HIGHS FOOTBALL FIELD
‘Z’ HARD AT WORK AT VACA HIGH’S FOOTBALL STADIUM
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Tom Zunino Stadium: “The house that ‘Z’ built”