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Combined State Coaching Records

Here’s a salute to the greatest high school coaches in California history. We’re doing it by compiling updated state records in numerous combined coaching categories, such as most CIF state team titles, most CIF section team titles, most all-time varsity coaching wins and most varsity head coaching seasons. All-time leaders in those categories are Don […]


Coaching: Most CIF State Titles

Here’s a sport-by-sport look at coaches who have won the most CIF state championships in various sports (through 2023 fall season). GIRLS BASKETBALL 7 – Tom Gonsalves, Stockton St. Mary’s (2002-2015) 6 – Kevin Kiernan, Fullerton Troy & Santa Ana Mater Dei (2003-2012) 6 – Doc Scheppler, Los Altos Hills Pinewood (1999-2014) 6 – Carl...

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NEW Girls Volleyball State Top 20

After Wednesday’s CIF Southern Section quarterfinals, the D1 semis are set with Redondo playing Sierra Canyon and Marymount facing Mater Dei. All four will then no doubt go on to the CIF SoCal Open Division no matter which won wins the CIFSS crown. Torrey Pines and Cathedral Catholic haven’t yet reached the San Diego Open […]

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Girls VB: Coaches with 500 wins

It’s only taken since the 2003 season for Sacred Heart Cathedral of San Francisco’s Margi Beima to win her 500th match. The school contacted us earlier last week to ask if we knew how many other coaches in California girls volleyball history have done the same. We have a possible answer and have begun to […]

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More State Schools of the Year

Torrey Pines adds top honors for boys sports to impressive athletics resume from recent years while for the girls Archbishop Mitty’s dominance in two sports (basketball and volleyball) once again makes it too tough for any other school in California to match. Other schools earning overall state sports excellence honors for 2017-18 include St. Francis […]

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FINAL Girls VB State Top 20

Amazing Mitty steps it up in final match once again as the Monarchs sweep Mater Dei to win CIF Open Division state title and finish No. 1 overall in the state for the seventh time. This was the 40th year of CIF state finals, but we’ve got Teams of the Year further back than that. […]

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Mitty’s mission achieved in Stockton

Monarchs win their first tourney trophy of the year by topping Marin Catholic in title match that may be a preview of CIF NorCal Open Division final. There were some anxious moments in the first game, but after that the Wildcats lost some energy in the second game. St. Ignatius & Monte Vista of Danville […]

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NEW Girls VB State Top 20

Santa Margarita takes over No. 1 ranking from league rival Mater Dei but it could change again with both teams heading to the Nike Tournament of Champions this weekend in Arizona. Marymount also is hoping to make a splash in that event, but made one of a different kind on Tuesday night by getting upset […]

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Updated Girls VBall State Top 20

There are no major changes after the various section finals as No. 1 Santa Margarita edges No. 2 Mater Dei and No. 3 Archbishop Mitty wins 22nd section crown. The only pause in regards to the various regional seedings is 34-2 Ventura only being at No. 4 in SoCal Division I. The Cougars have a […]

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Wake Up Calls For No. 1 Mitty

State’s top-ranked girls volleyball team almost loses Saturday in a morning match at the Stockton Classic, but ends up winning the title in the event’s top division and needs to overcome a 12-7 deficit in the deciding third game. The Monarchs’ 24-26, 25-21, 15-12 triumph over league rival Sacred Heart Cathedral will keep them No. […]

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