Coach of the year choices not easy

The sixth annual Tribune/Star-News boys and girls all-star basketball game is set for April 4 at Azusa Pacific University, and who coaches the games usually depends on who earns coach of the year honors. We were talking about coaches of the year for all winter sports, and it created quite a discussion. There are no knockdown easy choices. With the playoffs nearing, here are a few of the candidates. Again, this is just a sample, who knows what happens in the playoffs.

Above: Northview girls basketball coach Jeff Butler deserves recognition for leading the Vikes to a 40-36 win over rival Covina, ending the Colts’ long hold on the Valle Vista league.
Boys Basketball
Ricky Roper, Nogales
Loren Grover, Diamond Ranch
Ron Rice, Northview
Martin Flores, Workman
JT Cameron, Diamond Bar
Girls Basketball
Jeff Butler, Northview
Keith Locklear, Sierra Vista
Lori Huckler, Walnut
Michael James, Diamond Ranch
Chris Morrison, Bishop Amat
Boys Soccer
Ricardo Mira, Baldwin Park
Jeff Hess, Los Altos
Jose Rodriguez, Sierra Vista
Felipe Corona, Mountain View
Juan Rodriguez, Bishop Amat
Girls Soccer
Rob Rodrigues, St. Lucy’s
Lorraine Hansen, Walnut
Chris Reeer, Los Altos
Ruben Gonzales, Bishop Amat
Kelly Kocalis, San Dimas

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