The Cal-Hi Sports state coaching record lists for boys and girls basketball have both been updated for all games played during the 2013-14 season. The football coaching records already had been updated in March.
For boys basketball, Mike LeDuc of Glendora joined the 800-club late in the regular season. He needs just a handful of wins next season to surpass Abe Abrami (Emery) and Willie West (Los Angeles Crenshaw) to become fourth on the all-time state list.
All-time boys leader Gary McKnight from Mater Dei of Santa Ana just needs five more wins next season to reach 1,000. He’d become just the fourth boys coach nationally to get that high.
The most prominent boys coach moving on next season is Ray Johnson from El Camino of Oceanside. He’s not retiring, though. He’ll instead become an assistant coach at Loyola Marymount.
For girls basketball, Petaluma’s Doug Johnson is retiring with a 679-337 record, which puts him in second-place on the all-time list.
If they keep coaching for at least two more seasons, both Brian Harrigan from St. Francis of Mountain View and Kevin Kiernan of Santa Ana Mater Dei will both be getting near 700.
Other than Johnson, another prominent CIF North Coast Section coach who is stepping down is Margaret Gartner from Carondelet of Concord. Her total has been figured out to be 530-133 since 1992.
Those joining the 500-club in 2013-14 were Marvin Williams of Perris and Doc Scheppler from Pinewood of Los Altos Hills. Jeff Sink is reported with 499 wins during his years at Brea Olinda but has another 238 wins for 13 seasons at a school in Alaska.
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For the girls coaching state record lists, CLICK HERE (for Gold Club members only).