Dillard’s (Ft. Lauderdale) Darryl Burrows Named 2017 Boys’ Basketball Coach of the Year

Sports-Award-Logo_Color_Florida Dairy FarmerGAINESVILLE (March 18) – Darryl Burrows of Dillard High School has been named the 2017 Florida Dairy Farmers Boys’ Basketball Coach of the Year following a final round of voting by a statewide panel of high school basketball coaches and media representatives.

He led Dillard to a 28-4 record and a second straight state championship. It was the Florida record-tying seventh state title for Burrows, who became the first coach in Florida boys’ basketball history to win seven state championships at one school. In 24 years at Dillard, Burrows has compiled a 564-145 record with 10 Final Four appearances.

Burrows, who was selected as the Class 7A Coach of the Year in a previous round of voting, finished with 153 points to win the overall award ahead of Class 8A COY Renaldo Garcia (126) of Sickles and Class 2A COY Juan Cardona (109) of Miami Christian.  Class 9A COY Nathan Alexander (94) of Osceola finished fourth followed by Class 4A COY Ehren Wallhoff (80) of Westminster Academy, Class 6A COY Sean Campbell (77) of Leesburg, Class 5A COY Cilk McSweeney (66) of Calvary Christian, Class 1A COY Andrew Moten (65) of West Gadsden and Class 3A COY Treig Burke (58) of Orlando Christian Prep.

The Florida Dairy Farmers High School Sports Awards program exemplifies Florida Dairy Farmers’ commitment to the state’s youth. This is the 25th year of these unique awards as we honor the state’s top athletes and coaches in all 30 FHSAA sanctioned and recognized sports. The program also emphasizes to young people the importance of keeping dairy products a primary part of their diet in their overall nutrition plan.

2017 FINAL VOTING RESULTS (Note: Points awarded on a 10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis).  Area winners in bold.

Coach 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total
Darryl Burrows 10 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 153
Renaldo Garcia 3 7 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 126
Juan Cardona 4 1 3 2 2 2 3 0 1 109
Nathan Alexander 1 2 2 4 3 1 2 2 1 94
Ehren Wallhoff 0 2 1 3 3 3 2 2 2 80
Sean Campbell 0 3 2 0 2 3 3 3 2 77
Cilk McSweeney 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 3 5 66
Andrew Moten 0 0 2 2 1 4 3 3 3 65
Treig Burke 0 0 0 1 4 3 3 4 3 58

Past Boys’ Basketball Coaching Winners:

1993 – Bernard Wilkes, Jacksonville Ribault
1994 – John Ellerbee, Malone
1995 – Bob Carroll, Bradenton Southeast
1996 – Wade Edmond, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely
1997 – Joey Pons, Fort Walton Beach
1998 – Bruce Rosebrock, Jacksonville Wolfson
1999 – Vernon Eppinette, Port St. Joe
2000 – Anthony Long, Gainesville
2001 – Mark Rickman, Orlando Boone
2002 – Ricky McCullough, Chipley
2003 – Mark Lieberman, Miami Pace
2004 – Mike Gaudy, Cocoa Beach
2005 – Danny Wright, Lakewood
2006 – Matt Hixenbaugh, Winter Park
2007 – Steve Kohn, Winter Park Lake Howell
2008 – Lawton Williams III, Miami Norland
2009 – Kelly Beckham, Gainesville
2010 – Eli Bryant, Tallahassee Rickards
2011 – Fred Ross, Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer
2012 – Billy Washington, Lake Wales
2013 – Melvin Randall, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely
2014 – Ed Kershner, Oviedo
2015 – Melvin Randall, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely
2016 – Shane Whitsett, Poinciana