Best High-School Coach - 2011
"If it is worth doing, it is worth doing right." These words are spoken by coach Mike Schade during soccer practices at Sunny Hills High School. They're also tacked on the wall of his classroom, where he teaches biology. He attributes his success in class and on the pitch to his parents, who taught him the importance of doing one's part to the best of one's ability. Schade's best has brought Sunny Hills 12 Freeway League titles in his 23 seasons of coaching. Each year, Schade scrimmages against Servite, his Division I alma mater, to ready his team for the new season. But he might have become too good of a role model for one player: His son, a Brea Olinda High Wildcat, scored the winning goal against Sunny Hills last year.