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Scholar & Athlete

Wayne Thallander
Thallander has been teaching English at Tracy High School for 35 years, has been teaching journalism for 29 years, and taught Yearbook Design for three years. As a Lincoln High School alumnus, Thallander received degrees in English and journalism from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, and later earned his teaching credential in English at University of the Pacific in Stockton. He also holds a physical education credential. His hobbies include photographing Tracy High sporting events, along with college and professional football and baseball games including the Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, Oakland Raiders, Stanford University, and the University of California, Berkeley. He also coached basketball at both Tracy High and as an assistant at Sierra High where the teams won league championships. Thallander's favorite beverage is Pepsi, and his favorite dog is a yellow Labrador.

Wayne Thallander, Adviser

May 22, 2016
Seniors end year with variety of activities ()
May 20, 2016
Boys’ tennis team finishes third in league (Photo)
May 19, 2016
Tracy softball wins league; in section playoffs (Photo)
Apr 27, 2016
Boys’ tennis heads into section competition (Photo)
Apr 26, 2016
Softball squad seeks league championship (Photo)
Apr 05, 2016
Girls’ soccer currently unbeaten in league (Photo)
Apr 15, 2016
Tracy AcaDec finishes in top five at state competition (Photo)
Mar 24, 2016
New coaches lead boys’ swim squad (Photo)
Mar 22, 2016
Softball looks for success with new head coach (Photo)
Mar 15, 2016
Tracy High participates in principals’ lip sync competition (Photo)
Mar 08, 2016
Girls’ basketball finishes fourth in league, misses playoffs (Photo)
Feb 26, 2016
Tracy hoops look to rebound next year (Photo)
Feb 16, 2016
Signing to play soccer is the next step in my life ()
Jan 27, 2016
Boys’ basketball looking for league wins (Photo)
Jan 27, 2016
Girls’ basketball start strong in league (Photo)
Jan 27, 2016
Tracy High celebrates Hoopla (Photo)
Nov 16, 2015
Girls’ tennis makes playoffs for the first time in six years (Photo)
Nov 16, 2015
Boys’ soccer finishes second in league; loses in second round of playoffs (Photo)
Nov 10, 2015
Tracy band brings glory to fine arts department (Photo)
Oct 29, 2015
Tracy volleyball finishes second in TCAL; enters playoffs (Photo)
Oct 27, 2015
Turner and Mizuno crowned king and queen at homecoming night rally (Photo)
Oct 02, 2015
Football squad preps for league play; face Tokay on Oct. 9 (Photo)
Sep 04, 2015
Boys’ water polo hopes to compete in TCAL (Photo)
Sep 30, 2015
THS cheer team teaches new generation of cheerleaders at clinic (Photo)
Sep 09, 2015
Soccer squad starts season with victories (Photo)
Sep 01, 2015
Tracy cheer team ready for new season (Photo)
Dec 16, 2014
Bulldog Project makes impacts at Tracy High and in community (Photo)
Nov 19, 2014
Soccer finishes third in league; lose to Merced in playoffs (Photo)
May 29, 2014
Varsity baseball team captures league title (Photo)
May 29, 2014
Girls’ soccer wins sixth consecutive league title; lose in first round of playoffs (Photo)
May 16, 2014
Boys’ tennis team ends season with third place league ranking (Photo)
May 14, 2014
Athlete of the Year: Ellie Fisher (Photo)
May 14, 2014
Athlete of the Year: Damon Stroup (Photo)
May 05, 2014
This is my high school career: Hayley Nunes ()
Apr 30, 2014
Paris returns from injury to lead boys’ tennis team (Photo)
Apr 17, 2014
Oki helps to lead Bulldogs to top of league (Photo)
Apr 17, 2014
Girls soccer clinches league title; has high hopes for playoffs (Photo)
Apr 08, 2014
Senior Breakfast returns to original form (Photo)
Apr 15, 2014
Senior class activities approaching (Photo)
Apr 11, 2014
Four underclassmen contribute to varsity baseball teams success (Photo)
Mar 31, 2014
Girls soccer looks for fifth straight league title in Nate Perry’s first year as head coach (Photo)
Mar 28, 2014
Tennis team seeks to improve and have fun (Photo)
Feb 28, 2014
Gupta and Asah named Mr. and Ms. Bulldog during Hoopla festivities (Photo)
Feb 26, 2014
Girls’ basketball narrowly misses section playoffs ()
Jan 31, 2014
Huckaby steps up in face of injuries to wrestlers (Photo)
Jan 30, 2014
Asah helping basketball team reach goals (Photo)
Jan 31, 2014
Harrison hopes to lead Bulldogs to playoffs ()
Jan 12, 2014
Mary Poppins reborn in Disney’s ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ (Photo)
Dec 12, 2013
Tracy loses to Jesuit in second round of section playoffs (Photo)
Dec 13, 2013
Bulldogs capture Stagg Tournament championship (Photo)
Dec 06, 2013
Bulldog Tradition: The Serrato Family (Photo)
Nov 22, 2013
Bulldogs prepare for wrestling season (Photo)
Nov 22, 2013
Volleyball succesful season ends with playoff exit; Daily ends coaching career (Photo)
Nov 21, 2013
Girls’ basketball opens season against West High on Dec. 2 ()
Nov 21, 2013
Fisher, Harrison, and Spencer make it to cross country section meet (Photo)
Oct 25, 2013
Alexander steps up his game; Tracy faces Lincoln in tough test (Photo)
Nov 14, 2013
Bulldogs host Edison in first round of section playoffs on Friday (Photo)
Oct 31, 2013
Seniors redeem themselves with win (Photo)
Oct 30, 2013
Boys’ varsity soccer looks forward to playoffs (Photo)
Oct 30, 2013
Marching band places fourth in review (Photo)
Oct 28, 2013
Runners prepare for post-season meets (Photo)
Oct 08, 2013
Varsity volleyball starts season strong (Photo)
Aug 01, 2013
Tracy High’s new Wayne Schneider Stadium is set to open August 30 (Photo)
Aug 01, 2013
Water polo team prepares for upcoming season (Photo)
Sep 30, 2013
Gonzalez acts as stong role model for cross country team (Photo)
Aug 01, 2013
Varsity cross country team welcomes back many returning runners (Photo)
Oct 02, 2013
Marglon saves the day; Hurst shifts boys into high gear (Photo)
Sep 27, 2013
Water girls join Tracy High football for 2013 season (Photo)
Sep 28, 2013
Gonzalez, key player for the varsity boys’ soccer team (Photo)
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