Dear Families,   

We wanted to notify everyone of a recent development. Please read this email in its entirety.

On Friday, December 6th, we received information that Ricardo Gutierrez was being investigated for inappropriate behavior with a minor. The alleged incident occurred while this coach was coaching at Gunderson High School. Upon learning of his charges, we took immediate action and removed him from any/all contact with our players prior to any formal announcement from the authorities. This coach has been dismissed from all duties at the club and will not be returning.   

Last night we met with families/players of the team led by Mr. Gutierrez to inform them of our decision. At this time, we do not have any evidence to suggest that any inappropriate actions have taken place between this coach and any under-age players in our Club.   

Our intent in sharing this is to reaffirm that your child’s safety is our top priority and confirm the actions we have taken. Please do not hesitate to contact us with additional questions on this matter. We are committed to keeping our families up to date on this situation and will provide you with appropriate additional information as it becomes available.    

If there are any questions, feel free to contact us.   

Jeff Jenkins 
Executive Director 
jeff@sanjosesurf.org

Jodi Washington 
Girls Director
jodi@sanjosesurf.org