Chino Hills coach Steve Baik selected national coach of year

Chino Hills head coach Steve Baik talks to his players during a break in the action at Spalding Hoophall Classic (Photo: David Butler II, USA TODAY Sports)

Chino Hills boys basketball coach Steve Baik and St. Mary’s (Stockton, Calif.) girls basketball coach Tom Gonsalves were named the Naismith High School Coaches of the Year on Wednesday by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.

Baik led Chino Hills (31-0) to the No. 1 ranking in multiple national polls as well as the school’s first CIF Southern Section Open Division championship. Chino Hills topped 100 points in 17 games this season and outscored the opposition in the Southern Section playoffs by an average margin of 34.5 points per game.

“I am truly humbled and incredibly honored to be selected for the prestigious Naismith Award,” Baik said in a statement. “This award is really about all of the amazing people in my life that have given me so much, from my wife and sons, who have sacrificed so much for me to pour into my players, to all of my past and present coaches and players, who have given their very best effort on the court.”

The winners were decided by a select group of journalists around the nation based on outstanding coaching performances during the 2015-2016 high school basketball season.

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