High-SchoolCalifornia: California Coach of the Year

Cal-Hi Sports Softball Coach of the Year

June, 20, 2012
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California high school softballGarland Cooper/ESPNHSNorco's Rick Robinson has won nearly 400 games as a prep softball coach.
Guiding program to No. 1 national ranking is too much to ignore as Norco’s Rick Robinson collects statewide honor. His career, which spans 18 seasons and began at nearby rival school, is not too shabby, either. Randy Willis, Jim Pingree also earn accolades.

Contributing: Mark Tennis, Paul Muyskens


What seems amazing is there have only been two 30-win seasons in the history of softball in the Inland Empire portion of the CIF Southern Section. The thing that’s not surprising is both have come from teams coached by Rick Robinson of Norco.

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Cal-Hi Sports Baseball Coach of the Year

June, 18, 2012
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California high school baseballEl Capitan H.S./ESPNHSEl Capitan's Steve Vickery won his 600th game in 2011 season.
State honor goes to retiring Steve Vickery from El Capitan of Lakeside. He guided team to first 30-win season and leaves as the second-winningest coach in CIF San Diego Section history. Rick Lepire, Greg Largent also are named for large schools, small schools.

Contributing: Mark Tennis, Paul Muyskens

In 33 years of coaching high school baseball, El Capitan of Lakeside head coach Steve Vickery has won many awards, including the 2011 California Interscholastic Federation Model Coach award and the 2011 California Baseball Coaches Association Coach of the Year honors. He's also going into a national baseball coaching hall of fame later this summer.

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