State Football Coaching Wins Leaders

July, 25, 2012
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California high school footballScott Kurtz/ESPNHSSacramento Grant's Mike Alberghini gets the bucket dump after team won 2008 CIF Open Division state bowl game.
California could get its fourth 300-win coach during 2012 season as its all-time leader starts to close in on 400. The Cal-Hi Sports state record book list of those with 200 or more seems to grow by three or four every season.

With an expected young team in 2012, it might be tough for coach John Barnes of Los Alamitos to get his career win-loss record up to the milestone total of 300 since he began coaching in 1978 at Magnolia of Anaheim. There also are differing numbers for his win total (due to forfeit wins, losses) so the local celebration in Orange County might not match the Cal-Hi Sports timeline, but Barnes clearly deserves the praise whenever it is celebrated. He would become just the fourth in state history to reach 300, preceded only by Herb Meyer of El Camino Oceanside, Marijon Ancich from St. Paul of Santa Fe Springs and Bob Ladouceur from De La Salle of Concord.

Since achieving his 300th win, Ladouceur has moved past the other two coaches on the all-time state list and projects to reach 400 by the middle of the 2013 season. His teams at De La Salle won CIF Open Division state bowl titles in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Here is an updated look at the Cal-Hi Sports state football coaching wins category (all those reported with 200 wins or more are included):
Most All-Time California Coaching Wins
(Varsity Only; within the state only)
(Reported forfeit wins or losses not included)
(Through games of Saturday, Sept. 24)

384 - Bob Ladouceur, Concord De La Salle, 1979-2011 (24 losses, 3 ties) (current)
360 - Marijon Ancich, Santa Fe Springs St. Paul, 1961-1981, 1993-2005, 2009-2011 & Tustin, 1984-1992 (141 losses, 10 ties)
338 - Herb Meyer, Oceanside, 1959-1975 & Oceanside El Camino, 1976-2003 (150 losses, 14 ties)
293 - John Barnes, Anaheim Magnolia, 1978 & Los Alamitos, 1979-2011 (86 losses, 6 ties) (current)
292 - Dick Bruich, Fontana, 1977-1998 & Fontana Kaiser, 2000-2008 (85 losses, 4 ties)
290 - Leo Robinson, Woodlake, 1962-2002 (127 losses, 11 ties)
289 - Gene Vollnogle, Wilmington Banning, 1957-1962 & Carson, 1963-1990 (73 losses, 1 tie)
279 - Gary Campbell, Banning, 1969 & Norco, 1970-2003 (115 losses, 4 ties)
279 - Lou Farrar, Covina Charter Oak & Covina Royal Oak, 1977-2011 (106 losses, 5 ties) (current)
277 - Bob Johnson, El Toro, 1979-1990 & Mission Viejo, 1999-2011 (72 losses, 1 tie) (current)
270 - John Monger, Chino Don Lugo, 1972-1986 & Chino, 1987-2005 (99 losses, 10 ties)
269 - Benny Pierce, Saratoga, 1961-1994 (84 losses, 4 ties)
269 - Steve Grady, Los Angeles Loyola, 1976-2004 (77 losses, 6 ties)
268 - Mike Marrujo, Placentia Valencia, 1979-2011 (120 losses, 1 ties) (current)
266 - Don Markham, Sepulveda Los Angeles Baptist, 1970-72 & Colton, 1973-1983 & La Puente Bishop Amat, 1984 & Riverside Ramona, 1986-88 & Bloomington, 1994-97, 2002-07 & Lawndale Leuzinger, 1999 & Rialto, 2000-01 & Compton (2011) (102 losses, 1 tie)
266 - Kevin Rooney, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, 1979-2011 (104 losses, 5 ties) (current)
266 - Steve Denman, Tehachapi, 1982-2011 (95 losses, 4 ties) (current)
259 - Larry Welsh, Gonzales, 1966-1975 & Atascadero, 1979-1996 (56 losses, 9 ties)
258 - Max Miller, Costa Mesa, 1969-70 & Sacramento Rio Americano, 1974-80 & Rancho Cordova, 1981-1993, 1999-2007 & Sacramento Johnson, 1996-97 (104 losses, 4 ties)
256 - Butch Cattolico, Los Gatos, 1986-2011 (57 losses, 7 ties) (current)
248 - Dan Shaughnessy, Berkeley St. Mary's, 1964-65 & Richmond Salesian,1968-1984 & Berkeley St. Mary's, 1985-2000 & Albany, 2004-05 (131 losses, 6 ties)
248 - Frank Negri, Sacramento Foothill, 1965-2006 & Sacramento Natomas, 2009-2011 (167 losses, 10 ties)
244 - Harry Welch, Canyon Country Canyon, 1982-1993 & 2001-2006 & San Juan Capistrano St. Margaret's, 2007-2009 & Rancho S.M. Santa Margarita, 2010-11 (52 losses, 2 ties) (current)
243 - Dwayne DeSpain, Hacienda Heights Los Altos, 1967-1996 (94 losses, 10 ties)
243 - Ed Burke, King City, 1974 & Taft, 1974-1979 & San Diego Torrey Pines,1980-1984, 1991-2006 & Encinitas San Dieguito,1985-1989 (95 losses, 5 ties)
243 - Jeff Engilman, Los Angeles Manual Arts 1979-1984 & Reseda Cleveland 1986 & Sylmar 1987-2003 & Arleta 2007-2010 (79 losses, 2 ties)
241 - Bennie Edens, San Diego Pt. Loma, 1955-1997 (168 losses, 16 ties)
239 - Mark Loureiro, Escalon, 1989-2011 (38 losses, 1 tie) (current)
237 - Mike Herrington, Bellflower 1988 & Newhall Hart, 1989-2011 (66 losses, 2 ties) (current)
236 - Tim Simons, Lennox & Fresno Roosevelt & Clovis, 1975-1999 & Clovis North, 2009-10 (84 losses, 7 ties)
235 - Paul Knox, Los Angeles Dorsey, 1985-2011 (90 losses, 3 ties) (current)
234 - Jack Mahlstede, Santa Fe Springs Santa Fe, 1970-1982 & 1991-2011 (139 losses, 5 ties)
233 - Ron Calcagno, Mountain View St. Francis, 1972-1995 (59 losses, 3 ties)
233 - Bill Redell, Encino Crespi, 1983, 1985-88 & Westlake Village Oaks Christian, 2001-11 (65 losses, 3 ties)
230 - Dan Carmazzi, Carmichael Jesuit, 1981-2011 (103 losses, 3 ties)
229 - John Shacklett, San Diego Morse, 1971-2002 (118 losses, 9 ties)
229 - Jack Moyer, Mendocino 1976-1977 & Fort Bragg 1978-2010 (114 losses, 5 ties)
229 - Jason Franci, Santa Rosa Montgomery, 1979-2011 (losses, ties not reported) (current)
229 - Mike Janda, San Jose Bellarmine, 1984-2011 (losses, ties not reported) (current)
225 - Jim Blewett, Fresno, 1921-25 & Los Angeles Manual Arts, 1926-1938, 1941, 1947-1963 (70 losses, 16 ties)
224 - Wayne Schneider, Tracy, 1965-1972, 1977-1994 (59 losses, 5 ties)
224 - Dick Hill, Downey 1956 & Santa Ana Valley 1959-1979 & Santa Ana 1984-1991 & Orange 1994-1997 (111 losses, 5 ties)
222 - Al Cementina, San Jose Lick, 1954-1975 & San Jose Independence, 1976-1988 (91 losses, 9 ties)
221 - Mike Alberghini, Sacramento Grant, 1991-2011 (38 losses) (current)
220 - Ned Permenter, Bakersfield Foothill, 1965-2001 (220-157-9)
219 - Bob Reid, Anderson, 1970-1999 (93 losses, 5 ties)
218 - Bruce Rollinson, Santa Ana Mater Dei, 1989-2011 (70 losses, 2 ties) (current)
217 - Ed Lloyd, Santa Rosa Cardinal Newman, 1966-1985 & Santa Rosa Piner, 1986-1991 & Sebastopol Analy, 1994-95 (64 losses, 9 ties)
216 - Randy Blankenship, Grass Valley Nevada Union, 1984-1990 & Fresno Clovis West, 1991-98 & Fallbrook, 1999-2000 & Granbury (Texas), 2001 & Mission Viejo Capistrano Valley, 2002 & Madera, 2003-08 & Aptos, 2010-11 (79 losses, 6 ties) (current)
215 - Tom Zunino, Vacaville, 1961-1997 (141 losses, 11 ties)
214 - Ed Buller, San Jose Oak Grove, 1982-89, 1994-2008 (39 losses, 3 ties)
214 - Matt Sweeney, Pleasanton Foothill, 1986-2006, 2010-11 (73 losses, 5 ties) (current)
213 - Bill Craven, Garden Grove Pacifica, 1974-2003 (93 losses, 8 ties)
213 - Jeff Brinkley, Newport Beach Newport Harbor, 1986-2011 (95 losses, 3 ties) (current)
212 - Jim Arnaiz, La Mesa Helix, 1972-1999 (losses, ties not reported)
212 - Willie Donerson, Compton Dominguez, 1984-2007 (67 losses)**
212 - John Carroll, Oceanside, 1987-2011 (69 losses, 6 ties) (current)
211 - Lalo Mendoza, Los Angeles Verbum Dei (29 seasons) & Los Angeles Salesian, 2002-2005
211 – Ed Lombardi, Lassen Susanville, 1971-1986 & Elk Grove, 1987-2000 & Fresno Clovis West, 2000-03 & Sacramento Sheldon, 2004-09 (144 losses, 3 ties)
211 - Paul Perenon, Oakland Bishop O'Dowd, 1985-2009 & Hayward Mt. Eden, 2010-11 (93 losses, 2 ties) (current)
209 - Paul Briggs, Bakersfield, 1953-1985 (99 losses, 12 ties)
209 - Mike Sparks, Dos Palos, 1988-2010 (68 losses, 2 ties)
207 - Dwight "Goldie" Griffith, Bakersfield, 1908-1942, 1945 (50 losses, 27 ties)
206 - Norm Costa, Salinas Palma, 1977-1999 (50 losses, 4 ties)
204 - Mike Wunderley, Cerritos Valley Christian, 1979-2002 (losses, ties not reported)
204 - Brent Newcomb, Lancaster Antelope Valley, 1978-2003 (108 losses, 3 ties)
204 - John Tyree, coached 38 seasons at 10 high schools, the latest in 2004-05 at Fontana A.B. Miller (171 losses, 4 ties)
204 - Mike Glines, Modesto Central Catholic, 1970-1978, 1995-2007 (31 losses, four ties) (one default win not included)
204 - Gil Warren, Chula Vista Castle Park, 1967-77, 1992-98 & San Diego Southwest, 2002-04 & Chula Vista Olympian, 2007-11 (86 losses, 5 ties) (current)
204 - Jim Benkert, Westlake Village Westlake, 1989-2011 (75 losses, 5 ties) (current)

Note: Mike Fitch of Lakewood Mayfair also has been reported with more than 200 wins. Actual win-loss record not available.

More Notes: Dick Haines finished 195-84-1 at Vista (1970-1994), but his career record including West Virginia and Ohio was reported at 320-126-12 (43 years). Don Markham is 310-111-1 including five Oregon seasons of 1990-93 & 1998 (34 years). Paul Briggs was 240-106-12 including Colorado and Wyoming seasons (37 years). Jim Ingram (Washington Fremont) may be over 200 career wins but is not reported. Extra wins for Norm Costa when he was at Holy Cross of Santa Cruz (school is now closed) are not included in his total. It’s the same for Mike Marrujo when he was reportedly at Pius X of Downey (another closed school).

Up next? Dave Humphers from Nevada Union of Grass Valley is beginning the 2012 season with 190 career victories since 1991. Dave White from Edison (Huntington Beach) is beginning with 189.

Retirements, resignations announced since the end of the 2011 season: Marijon Ancich at St. Paul, Frank Negri at Sacramento Natomas, Dan Carmazzi at Carmichael Jesuit, Jack Mahlstede at Santa Fe Springs Santa Fe and Bill Redell at Oaks Christian. Great job, gentlemen.

Please send any corrections or omissions to Mark.Tennis@espn.com or markjtennis@gmail.com.

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