Stafford MSD board votes to name ‘Michael Mesa Field’ in honor of late teacher/coach
The Stafford Municipal School District made history on Monday night when the SMSD Board of Trustees voted 6-0 to name the District’s baseball field, “Michael Mesa Field.”
Michael Mesa was a Stafford MSD graduate who returned to his alma mater as a coach and Spanish teacher. He became one of the youngest varsity head baseball coaches in the state. Shortly after his second season as head coach, he died unexpectedly at age 26 in 2016.
“Michael was a valued member of the SMSD community,” said SMSD Board Vice President Xavier Herrera, who spearheaded the board’s effort to name the field in Mesa’s honor. “Michael began serving as an example student and later as a teacher/coach who impacted a number of students’ lives in a positive way.”