Tuesday night, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski became the all-time winningest coach in the history of NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball. Victory number 903 surpassed the mark previously held by Coach K’s mentor and close friend Bob Knight. In his 32 years at the Durham, North Carolina academic powerhouse, Krzyzewski has appeared in 11 Final Fours, capturing the national championship on four occasions (’91, ’92, ’01, ’10).
In addition to his accomplishments at Duke, the 2001 Hall of Fame inductee led Team USA to the gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Long Beach Polytechnic High School is a public high school located in the southwestern Los Angeles County city of Long Beach, California. With a population of just under 500,000, Long Beach on its own ranks number 36 on the list of the US’s most populous cities. As a result of its home city’s size, Long Beach Poly, the flagship institution of the Long Beach Unified School District, draws from a diverse group of athletic, academic and entertainment minded students. The school’s enrollment is a whopping 5,000 students.
Amid the unthinkable sexual abuse scandal taking place at Penn State University, involving former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, the school’s board of trustees did the absolute right thing in dismissing legendary head coach Joe Paterno on Wednesday. Simply put, Paterno had to go and fast.
Junipero Serra High School, located in the San Francisco Bay Area suburb of San Mateo, has not just produced a string of famous athletes, the all boys Catholic institution serves as the alma mater to some of the most prominent figures in the history of their respective sport.
Situated 21 miles south of downtown San Francisco, in the northern part of Silicon Valley, Junipero Serra draws from an interesting mix of families deeply rooted in the athletic, intellectual and corporate landscapes of this suburban area also known as The Peninsula.
The school’s three most famous graduates are Patriots QB Tom Brady, controversial baseball superstar Barry Bonds and former Steelers great Lynn Swann.
As every baseball fans knows, St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols is the ultimate prize in this offseason’s free agent spending spree. Coming of his second World Series championship, the undisputed best player in the sport is expected to garner a contract in the neighborhood of $30 million per year. While the smart money has Pujols remaining in St. Louis, the possibility of him signing a mega deal somewhere else still exists.
While financial considerations may lead Pujols away from St. Louis, without question, the man’s heart firmly resides in the “Show-Me State” of Missouri.
Now that Tony La Russa has made the decision to ride off into the sunset, the certain future Hall of Fame manager will once again take up full-time residence in the San Francisco Bay Area unincorporated city of Alamo, California. Located 30 miles east of San Francisco, La Russa has lived in this ritzy enclave since his 10-year stint as field manager for the Oakland Athletics. The O.co Coliseum (formerly and more commonly known as the Oakland Coliseum) sits 25 driving miles from Alamo.