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State Coach of Year: Vanessa Nygaard

Hopefully there will never be another high school basketball season like the one the Coronavirus ended prematurely, but nonetheless the awards go on, and despite falling just short of qualifying for the CIF Open Division state championship, this year’s State Coach of the Year is unquestionably one of the top coaches in the state and […]

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State Coach of Year: Dave Rebibo

In a season that wasn’t complete due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more coaches than ever were able to win their last game but more coaches than ever were also unsatisfied with how the season ended for their seniors. One boys basketball coach who didn’t win his last game of the season, but came away more […]

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Double Coaching Honors For Negro

St. John Bosco’s Jason Negro is not just the 2019 State Football Coach of the Year. He is also at the same time leading off our end-of-the-decade parade of honors by being named the State Coach of the Decade. The Braves just won their third CIF Open Division state title since Negro took over their […]

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State Coach of the Year: John Weber

Leader of program at Cypress that won CIF Southern Section Division I title completed 14th season at the school and has all of the other attributes of having built an elite program. He’s now the State Coach of the Year for 2019 and is the third in a row from Orange County. Before this streak, […]

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Matt Sweeney: State Coach of Year

He’s a guy we’ve considered for the highest coaching accolades in football, but for various reasons it didn’t work out. But now that Pleasanton Foothill’s Matt Sweeney is coaching softball and had one of the top teams in the nation this season, the timing is perfect to tell his story. It ended up not being […]

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State Coach of Year: Jonas Honick

With a 700th win this season, with a team from a true small school (320 students) playing up in Division I and reaching the CIF NorCal championship, the time is ripe for the overall State Coach of the Year honor to go to Jonas Honick from Branson of Ross. He’s been chosen before for Division […]

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State Coach of Year: Alicia Komaki

It’s a first in the 47 years of the Cal-Hi Sports State Coach of the Year honor as a former player of a previous State Coach of the Year has now captured the honor as well. This year’s choice, Alicia Komaki, of 33-1 CIF Open Division state champion Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth, once played for […]

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State Coach of Year: Michael Peters

Becoming the first public school head coach to win three straight CIF state titles in the modern era also nets prestigious overall State Coach of the Year selection for Oakland McClymonds’ Michael Peters. The Warriors have been moved up in divisions for the past two state titles and for their streak to continue they’ll probably […]

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Baseball State Coach of Year (2018)

For the second straight year, a coach from a school in the CIF Southern Section’s South Coast League has earned a prestigious statewide honor as Capistrano Valley’s Bob Zamora follows El Toro’s Mike Gonzales as the Cal-Hi Sports Baseball State Coach of the Year. Coaches can only be State Coach of the Year once and […]

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State Softball Coach of the Year (2018)

You may not believe everything that Amador Valley of Pleasanton’s Teresa Mayes-Borchard has gone through over the last few months and years, but in the end her program won its third CIF North Coast Section Division I title in the last five years and her team ended as the No. 1 ranked team for Northern […]

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