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State Coach of the Year: Mike Hansen

It all came together for the team this season at Dougherty Valley of San Ramon. For winning its first-ever CIF North Coast Section Open Division title and for rising up to compete at the highest levels of the state, head coach Mike Hansen has been named 2023 State Coach of the Year. This also is […]


State Coach of the Year: Mike LeDuc

In a special basketball season that saw the veteran coach win his 1,000th career game and capture his first CIF state title, the long-time La Verne Damien mentor earns the state’s highest coaching honor. Today, the state championship winning coach is honored as the 2021-22 Cal-Hi Sports State Coach of the Year. For our post […]

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Boys & Girls BB: CIF Friday Finals

The theme of the CIF state championships in Division 1 on Friday at the Golden Center for both boys & girls was about longtime successful coaches winning their first state crowns. The Damien of La Verne boys also broke a streak of five straight wins for Northern California teams and showed the gap between the […]

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LeDuc reaches 1,000 hoop wins

Mike LeDuc from Damien of La Verne becomes only the second boys basketball coach in state history to achieve 1,000 career wins and he did it on a night when his current team played at the school he had coached previously for 21 seasons. FOR THE STATE COACHING RECORD LIST AS IT LOOKED WHEN SEASON […]

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Boys BB State Records Updated

All of our boys basketball state record files are ready to go prior to the start of the 2021-22 season. Here’s some highlights from many categories (team, individual & coaching) that are completely updated and do not exist anywhere else. We hope you enjoy this free post on To join our Gold Club to […]

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State Coach of the Year: Josh Giles

In a basketball season that extended well after the traditional school year was over, one coach had a team that met two of its main goals: winning a major division CIFSS title and getting players college opportunities. That team’s coach is Josh Giles of Centennial (Corona), who today is honored as the 2020-21 Cal-Hi Sports […]

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Boys BB: 2021 Preseason Primer

The boys basketball season in California is now getting underway, thanks to a lawsuit that made protocols for indoor sports feasible with restrictions a bit tougher than outdoor sports. We’re glad there is a season, but it will still be fragmented with NorCal sections already cancelling post-seasons and for the second straight year, no CIF […]


Record Updates: Basketball Coaching

In between our announcement of the 2018 State Coach of the Year for girls basketball (which came on Friday) and the 2018 State Coach of the Year for boys basketball (coming Monday), we have updated all of the state coaching records in our exclusive files that include some of the best ever for both genders. […]

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Boys BB: Coaches close to history

In the next few weeks, there could be several longtime boys basketball coaches in California who will be getting miletone wins. Here’s a look at those to watch. To see Gold Club list including every one of the state’s boys basketball coaches with 600 or more reported wins, CLICK HERE.

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State Coaching Records Updated

All five California high school sports that we primarily cover on this web site – football, boys hoops, girls hoops, baseball and softball – now have all of its coaching records updated through the 2015-16 school year. We started doing these updates earlier last week and got word that one of the winningest coaches in […]

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