The Bee's Winter All-Stars: Girls Soccer Coaching Kudos

The Fresno BeeApril 24, 2014 

• Orlando Ramirez, Buchanan: Earned third Central Section D-I title in three seasons as Bears coach with 2-1 victory over Bullard. Son of Fresno Pacific men's coach Jaime Ramirez led Buchanan to 20-5-2 record and into semifinals of CIF Southern California Regionals in D-I.

• Jacob DeGroot, Central Valley Christian: Cavaliers captured fifth section championship in DeGroot's eight seasons as coach with 1-0 victory over Liberty-Madera Ranchos, their first since being promoted to D-III. A trip to CIF SoCal Regionals capped 21-2-2 campaign, DeGroot's sixth season with at least 20 wins.

• Alan Garrison, Sierra: Chieftains outscored opponents 80-12 en route to earning No. 1 seed in D-V and capturing section title with 2-1 victory against Fowler. Sierra finished with 19-4-2 record.

• DelRay Dias, Sierra Pacific: Directed Golden Bears back into the section D-VI championship, where they avenged a loss to McFarland in 2013 final with 2-1 victory that capped an 18-3-1 season.

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