Coach of the Year
- School: Clovis West
- Beating par: For all his experiences with the Golden Eagles — and they’re countless in 40 years coaching football, softball and golf as a head and assistant since the school opened in 1976 — Deel found this season distinguished in that Clovis West won Tri-River Athletic Conference, Central Section North Area and section titles with a team that returned one player with significant varsity experience in Zach Mikus. Yet, by May, the Eagles were clearly the class of the section field, winning the North Area by 13 strokes and the team final by 15. Deel has won 13 league titles and five section crowns in 15 years as the boys golf coach, according to section historian Bob Barnett.
- He said it: “Playing in the TRAC is a grind, but extremely beneficial. Hats off to members of our league; they make you better. It’s a blessing for us to play in the TRAC.” — Deel