Cal Poly's new cornerbacks coach, Wes Nurse.

Cal Poly head football coach Tim Walsh has filled a vacancy on his coaching staff with the hiring of UC Davis assistant coach Wes Nurse.

Nurse replaces Allen Brown, cornerbacks coach at Cal Poly from 2015-18. Brown accepted an offer from Sacramento State in January and, two weeks later, left the Hornets to pursue other career opportunities. 

“Wes brings the experiences of athletic and academic backgrounds needed to make us better,” said Walsh. “Where he has been athletically and academically will make his transition to Cal Poly pretty smooth. He has a great understanding of the academic and athletic needs we have here.

“He will be a great guy both as a mentor and role model as well as on the field,” Walsh added. “I look forward to Wes helping us move forward in all ways with our program.”

Nurse coached the Aggie cornerbacks in 2011 and again from 2015-18. In between the two coaching stints at UC Davis, Nurse coached the cornerbacks at North Dakota for two seasons (2012-13) and the running backs and tight ends at Minnesota-Crookston for one year (2014).

Nurse played collegiately at Boise State, where he was a three-year starting safety, earning All-Western Athletic Conference first-team honors and team MVP accolades in 2003. He was later a graduate assistant for the Broncos from 2005-07 under former UC Davis football players Dan Hawkins and Chris Petersen for two years. He's also coached at Houston, The Citadel and The Military College of South Carolina.

Nurse was a standout defensive back for Boise State from 1999-2003, starting for three seasons while earning a pair of All-Western Athletic Conference honors. He was a team captain, defensive MVP and helped the Broncos to four conference titles.

Smiley Wilkins Golf Tournament

The Santa Maria-Lompoc chapter of the NAACP is hosting its 25th annual Smiley Wilkins Scholarship Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 27 at the Mission Club in Vandenberg Village.

The entry fee is $140 per person.

The cost is $450 for all foursomes who pre-pay by March 30.

The registration deadline without the discount is April 20.

The entry fee includes one round of golf, cart, tee prizes and an awards dinner.

Non-golfers are invited to attend the dinner. Dinner-only tickets are $20.

First, second and third place teams will be presented with awards along with prizes going for the closest to the pin on all par 3’s and men’s and women’s long drive winners.

There will also be an auction, 50/50 drawing and door prizes. Door prize packets include two mulligans and 40 door prize tickets and can be pre-purchased for $40.

The scramble format tournament tees off with a shotgun start at 12 p.m. with tournament registration time set for 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

For more information, call Marcus Wilkins (805-717-7541), Ben Dunson (805-680-0487) or Howard “Happy” Harrison (805-878-1225).

Orcutt United Soccer League registration

Orcutt United Soccer League has open registration closing on March 1.

The league is open for players ages 4 through 14. 

Registration can also be completed at online at

Send an email to for more information.


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