Like mile markers on the interstate, coaching victories progress at their own pace and gradually add up.
Monte Vista’s Ron Hamamoto became the eighth to win 200 games this season and Madison’s Rick Jackson was the 39th to reach 100.
Hamamoto (201-127-4), a 30-year veteran of San Diego high school wars, was at University (Cathedral), Rancho Bernardo, and Lincoln before moving to Monte Vista in 2012.
Jackson (100-31-3) has averaged 9.2 wins in 11 seasons at Madison and his .761 winning percentage is second only to John Carroll’s .765. The late Birt Slater of Kearny had a .753 percentage for third.
Carroll moved past Bennie Edens this season and now has 248 victories, 91 less than all-time leader Herb Meyers. Carroll could catch Meyers in nine seasons if he continued to average 9.5 victories a year as he has done in the 26 he’s been at Oceanside.,
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Oceanside’s loss to Folsom in the State D-I championship resulted in the Pirates’ dropping from fifth to 10th in the final Cal-Hi Sports list of the state’s top 25 teams.
El Capitan fell from 16th to 22nd, Helix from 22nd to 23rd, and Cathedral remained 25th.
Concord De La Salle, which defeated Corona Centennial, 63-42, in the Open Division championship, was first and Folsom second.