East County Sports

Sandoval achieves 500th coaching win

2021 EAST COUNTY PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL

 

EastCountySports.com staff report

 

SPRING VALLEY – Mount Miguel High’s legendary girls head basketball coach Robbie Sandoval won the 500th game of his coaching career on Tuesday night, as the Matadors defeated Santana, 88-9, in a Grossmont Hills League game.

Sandoval is only the second East County girls’ basketball coach to reach the 500-win plateau (behind Santana’s Wade Vickery, who had a 610-119 career won-loss record) and only the sixth girls’ coach in San Diego County history (along with Poway’s Jay Trousdale, who just passed the 700-win mark on March 27, La Jolla Country Day’s Terri Bamford, who also coached at San Pasqual and has well over 600 wins, Ray Jindra, of Hilltop, who scored 567 wins, and Peggy Brose, who went 518-239 with Mt. Carmel and Rancho Bernardo) to reach the lofty milestone.

Sandoval

“I feel like it is a great accomplishment for the program,” Sandoval said. “It is because of the kids and the parents who support the kids that the program has remained positive through all these years.”

The outcome of this one was never going to be in doubt but it was unfortunate for Sandoval’s latest superstar on The Mount, Jennifer Moreno, that she would not be able to play in the noteworthy game because of an injury.

Ixchel Rojo stepped in and scored 22 points and handed out 10 assists, while teammates Nataly Bravo finished with 21 points, and Arantxa Fonseca added 19 points for Las Matadoras.

Also showing out for the record were senior Jacquee Brown (14 points) and sophomore Zanna Hurst (12 points).

For Sandoval and the girls’ basketball program, there seems to be no end to the two decades of success the team has achieved.

Twenty consecutive Grossmont League championships (Sandoval’s teams have won a league title in every season he has coached) and seven CIF titles are just part of the legacy.

Sandoval has mentored several top players, many of which have gone on to play at the Division I college level. But he has also helped carve success for others on and off the court.

Even as his best players graduate, his participation with the Elite Basketball Organizations (EBO) along with his championship reputation, has allowed Sandoval the ability to continue to produce top county talent and win basketball games that only a few coaches in state history can match.

“I look at it like we have reached a milestone for the program itself, which includes the parents and the players, and everyone that has been involved with this athletic program in the last 21 years,” said the coach.

 
EAST COUNTY GIRLS BASKETBALL
THE ROBBIE SANDOVAL FILES
How Mount Miguel has done in 20 seasons
under head coach Robbie Sandoval
Records through May 4, 2021
Year           League               Overall           CIFSDS/Division        
2020-21 2-0 12-3, .800 TBD
2019-20 7-1/1st GHL 22-9, .710 Runner-up, D-1
2018-19 8-0/1st GHL 24-7, .774 Quarters, Open
2017-18 10-0/1st GHL 30-2, .937 CHAMPIONS, Open
2016-17 10-0/1st GHL 19-11, .633 Quarters, D-1
2015-16 7-1/1st GHL 21-12, .636 Quarters.Open
2014-15 9-1/tie 1st GHL 20-13, .606 Runners-up, D-1
2013-14 8-0/1st GVL 27-6, .818 Semifinals, Open
2012-13 8-0/1st GVL 17-10, .630 Quarters, D-3
2011-12 8-0/1st GVL 25-7, .781 Runners-up, D-3
2010-11 8-0/1st GVL 24-8, .750 CHAMPIONS, D-3
2009-10 8-0/1st GVL 31-3, .912 CHAMPIONS, D-3
2008-09 8-0/1st GSL 26-7, .787 Runners-up, D-3
2007-08 10-0/1st GSL 22-7, .758 Runners-up, D-3
2006-07 10-0/1st GSL 28-5, .843 CHAMPIONS, D-3
2005-06 9-1/1st GSL 24-8, .750 Runners-up, D-2
2004-05 10-0/1st GSL 31-2, .939 CHAMPIONS, , D-2
2003-04 10-0/1st GSL 26-6, .812 CHAMPIONS, D–2
2002-03 10-0/1st GSL 27-4, .871 CHAMPIONS, D-2
2001-02 8-0/1st GSL 22-9, .710 Runners-up D-2
2000-01 8-0/1st GSL 22-7, .759 Semifinals, D-2
TOTALS 176-4, .978
20 TITLES
500-146, .774 7 CIFSDS TITLES
MOUNT MIGUEL MATADORS — CIF SCORES
Year        CIFSDS                                South Regionals                       
2019-20 d. Imperial, 59-35
d. Del Norte, 63-48
l. Mission Hills, 32-68
d. West Covina, 65-35
l. Santa Maria-Righetti, 63-68
2018-19 l. Christian, 49-54 d. Mission Hills, 49-48
l. Fullerton-Troy, 31-49
2017-18 d. Westview, 45-35
d. La Costa Canyon, 61-38
d. Mission Hills, 50-49
l. Etiwanda, 40-65
2016-17 l. Torrey Pines, 40-48
2015-16 l. Torrey Pines, 58-65
l. Westview, 51-52 OT
l. Crescenta Valley, 55-57
2014-15 d. Our Lady of Peace, 59-31
d. West Hills, 68-45
d. Granite Hills, 74-69
l. Horizon, 59-66
2013-14 d. Poway, 62-50
l. Mater Dei Catholic, 41-51
d. Yorba Linda, 52-45
d. Selma Bears, 68-61
l. Santa Barbara, 50-60
2012-13 d. Kearny, 60-26
l. Mission Bay, 50-57
2011-12 d. Montgomery, 66-25
d. Del Norte, 51-11
d. Our Lady of Peace, 36-34
l. Mission Bay, 29-64
l. Torrance-West, 32-59
2010-11 d. La Jolla, 58-14
d. Santana, 62-27
d. Mission Bay, 69-65
d. Cathedral Catholic, 63-55
d. Bishop Amat, 48-40
l. Orange Lutheran, 47-57
2009-10 d. SD-High Tech, 89-eight
d. Santana, 72-29
d. Cathedral Catholic, 81-39
d. Our Lady of Peace, 57-49
d. Orange Lutheran, 47-46
d. Barstow, 64-40
l. Inglewood, 60-85
2008-09 d. San Ysidro, 85-17
d. Scripps Ranch, 65-34
d. Westview, 49-39
l. West Hills, 44-46
d. L.A.-Roosevelt, 85-45
l. Brea-Olinda, 44-67
2007-08 d. Castle Park, 87-19
d. Brawley, 71-29
d. El Capitan, 56-34
L. Cathedral Catholic, 50-56
d. Laguna Hills, 55-40
|. Pasadena-Muir, 35-43
2006-07 d. San Marcos, 61-14
d. Brawley, 64-22
d. Cathedral Catholic, 55-39
d. Hanford Bullpups, 81-64
l. RSM-Santa Margarita, 41-47
2005-06 d. Scripps Ranch, 50-26
d. El Capitan, 53-52
l. Mt. Carmel, 51-52
d. Brea-Olinda, 48-47
l. Fullerton-Troy, 42-73
2004-05 d. San Marcos, 74-43
d. Orange Glen, 45-29
d. El Capitan, 53-47
d. Perris, 76-37
d. Redondo Union, 54-52
l. Fullerton-Troy, 31-49
2003-04 d. Oceanside, 52-14
d. Orange Glen, 50-39
d. Ramona, 58-44
l. Norco, 40-41
2002-03 d, Patrick Henry, 65-60
d. Orange Glen, 45-42
d. El Capitan 55-49, 2OT
l. Redondo Union, 31-60
2001-02 d. El Capitan, 47-45
l. Orange Glen, 41-52
l. Redondo Union, 36-71
2000-01 d.Rancho Bernardo, 47-44
l. El Camio, 35-51
TOTALS 44-13, .772 13-16, .448
 

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