Howard Suda, the only men’s basketball coach in Otay Ranch High history, has resigned after 17 seasons.
“This is my last year as a full-time teacher,” said Suda, 57, a physical education teacher. “I will go another two years part-time, then I will retire. The right thing to do was to step back and let the administration bring someone younger here. “
Suda leaves with a 262-202 record and three league championships.
His 2010-11 team finished 24-5. The 2007-08 team was 20-9. He also had three seasons of 19 wins.
“When we opened the school, there were only freshmen and sophomores,” Suda said. “And I wondered if that would ever happen. But it worked really well. We have never won a CIF championship, but we made it to the semi-finals and we had very good children, great teams. Plus, the administration here is top notch.
Suda named All-CIF players Domenic and Anthony Cosentino and Alex Perez as players who “helped us make a name for ourselves, paved a way for future teams.”
Suda’s position has been posted and will remain open until Friday.
Depending on the interview process, the Mustangs could have a trainer in the coming weeks.
“I learned basketball when I was an assistant coach at Gardena High,” Suda said. “We were in a league with Crenshaw, Banning, Washington and Carson. It was fast, fast basketball with great players. “
Suda also spent a year in El Cajon Valley and six years in Mar Vista.
“Opening a new school was so exciting,” Suda said. “I really enjoyed the experience, helping players fall in love with the game, helping players go to college, play in Mexico, play abroad. It was great.”
Mikey williams, an American first-year basketball player in San Ysidro, has signed a deal with Excel Sports Management which, according to Excel vice president Matt Davis, “will generate millions of dollars for this young man.”
As the pandemic is in full swing, Williams left San Ysidro after his freshman year and spent last season at Norman Christian Lake in Huntersville, North Carolina. This season he will play at the Vertical Academy in Huntersville while taking lessons at Lake Norman Christian.
A five-star rookie, Williams won’t be eligible for the NBA draft until 2024 and still has nearly two years to vote on college basketball.
He has over 5 million subscribers across multiple social media platforms.
He is the first prep basketball player to sign with a major sports representation agency to seek Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) endorsements and sponsorships.
Kijani wright, a 6-foot-9 forward, announced he transferred from Los Angeles Windward to Chatsworth Sierra Canyon for his junior season.
Wright, who averaged 13.0 points and 8.5 rebounds, joins Bronny james (son of James lebron), Shy Odom (son of Lamar Odom), Amari Bailey (son of a former NFL player Aaron Bailey) and Ramel Lloyd Jr. (whose father played at Long Beach State).