Redwood Christian High School Alumni Jackie (Wilson) Moog and Jim Cleveland will be inducted into the Castro Valley Sports Foundation Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Elections are held every other year since the Hall of Fame was founded in 2010.
Jackie (Wilson) Moog is in her 19th year of teaching physical education and coaching at RCS. She is married to Bruce and all three of their children have graduated from Redwood Christian Schools: Ashley (Moog) Garcia (2011), Cordon (2014) and Maclaren “Clare” (2017). She is the daughter of Jack and Mary Wilson of Hayward. Her brother Michael graduated from RCHS in 1980. Mrs. Moog graduated from Biola University in 1987 with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Bible. Superintendent Emeritus Bruce Johnson, who was the Director of Athletics during Jackie’s four years of high school athletics where she played three sports, refers to her as the go-to player in basketball — the one you wanted to have the ball if the game were on the line; the player you wanted on the serving line in volleyball when the match was going to be decided; the clutch hitter you wanted at the plate in a softball game. Her determination and work ethic impressed everyone she played with and against, and everyone who watched her play high school athletics. She continues to teach coach at Redwood in the same style, always motivating her P.E. students and athletes to excel.
The highlight of Jackie’s athletic career at Redwood Christian High School was her senior year (1982-83) when she won the South County Scoring Championship in a “right to the final game” competition with Karen Jaskot of Pacific High School, finishing with a 21.6 scoring average for the entire season. During her four years as a starter on the girls varsity basketball team, Redwood Christian High School was 77-30 (72%) overall and 46-4 (92%) in league, winning the league championship all four years. Today, 35 years later, Jackie still holds three Basketball Records at Redwood Christian High School: Totals Points in a Season: 605 in ’82-’83; Most Field Goals in a Season: 272 in ’82-’83; and Most Points-Per-Game Average: 21.6 in ’82-’83. She is a member of the White Sweater Club (varsity letter all four years of high school) for basketball & softball. She received the Golden Eagle Award (earning ten or more varsity letters in high school): volleyball (3), basketball (4), and softball (4). She was selected by the Redwood Christian High School coaching staff as Senior Athlete of the Year for 1982-83. Mrs. Moog’s coaching career at RCS began in 1989. She has coached at the elementary, middle school and high school levels.
Jim Cleveland is in his 24th year at Redwood Christian Schools. He serves as our Director of Athletics and varsity baseball coach. He is married to Saundra (Sandy). His mother, Tricia, taught on the Redwood Christian Elementary campus from 1977 to 1999. His father, Bill, is a regular at any and all baseball games. He attended Redwood Christian Schools from kindergarten through high school. Following his graduation from Liberty University, where he played baseball, he returned to RCS in 1994 as a coach and elementary physical education teacher.
Coach Cleveland is one of the most successful and longest-serving coaches in California. He has been the Redwood Christian High School Head Baseball Coach since 1995 and currently has a 327-208-02 record in varsity baseball through the 2017 season (61% winning percentage over 23 seasons). He led RCHS to the Division 5 CIF NCS/CIF Championship in 2010, 2011 and 2017, and to the League Championships in 2002, 2010, 2015, and 2017. Coach Cleveland was named by the American Baseball Coaches Association as Regional Coach of the Year for Division 3 in 2010, the first NCS baseball coach to receive this honor. He was named NCS/CIF Spring Honor Coach for Baseball in 2015.
In addition to coaching varsity baseball, Coach Cleveland also coached middle school boys softball (1995 to 2001, and 2009 to 2014, with a win-loss record of 141-22 (87% winning percentage) and middle school boys basketball (1994 to 1996): 27-12 (69% winning percentage).
Coach Cleveland’s other honors and accomplishments include coach of the 2004, 2016 and 2017 North All Star Team in the California North vs South High School showcase; director of the annual Redwood Christian Schools Baseball Camp for 23 years; speaker at coaching clinics nationwide, including the 2004 ABCA National Coaching Convention in San Antonio; played four years of NCAA Division 1 Baseball at Liberty University; instructor at numerous baseball clinics, including Stanford Camps and hitting instructor at Ohlone College (2004-2006); director for the past five years of a coaching clinic and discipleship-training seminar in the Dominican Republic, sponsored by Meeting God in Missions.
The CIF North Coast Section Commissioner of Athletics, Gil Lemmons, has stated, “I regard Jim Cleveland to be a true coach of character and integrity. As coaches we always want to be successful, but Jim’s priorities are on the educational aspect of coaching, the life lessons learned through participation in athletics. His student-athletes truly experience the best of high school participation, learning as well as being successful, no doubt influenced by their coach to be the best they can be. NCS has been blessed to have Jim as a mentor and role model.”
The Redwood Christian Schools Legacy in Athletics
The election of Jackie Moog and Jim Cleveland brings the number of Redwood Christian Schools representatives in the Castro Valley Sports Foundation Hall of Fame to five. Previously elected were Superintendent Emeritus (and former Director of Athletics and coach) Bruce Johnson (2010), athlete Allison Greenaway (2012) and Girls Varsity Basketball Coach Joe Hendren (2014).