Kyle and Jeff Petersilia were honored at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon as co-Sports Person of the Month.
A familiar sight on the San Marcos football sidelines, Kyle and Jeff have always been a big part of the local football community since they were students at San Marcos in the 1990s.
Former Royals head coach Bob Archer recalled his experience with the Petersilias with fondness.
“They came out and wanted to help anywhere they could. So they were managers, they were assistant coaches, they were whistle blowers, they were towel swingers… Whatever needed to be done, they were so enthusiastic about doing it,” Archer said.
There have been newer head coaches at San Marcos but the Petersilias have remained constant.
“It’s not like they’ve come lately to do this, they’ve been doing this 16-17 years,” noted award presenter and Round Table board member Dave Pintard.
Kyle and Jeff also frequently help out at SBCC football and San Marcos basketball games.
As a result of their continuous commitment to Royals athletics, they have received numerous San Marcos spirit awards through the years.
“I just love the coaches, I love the kids,” Peter said after the luncheon.