Finalists announced for Miss Basketball and Girls’ Basketball Coach of the Year

Sports-Award-Logo_Color_Florida Dairy FarmerGAINESVILLE (March 14) — The nine individual class finalists for the 2019 Florida Dairy Farmers Miss Basketball and Girls’ Basketball Coach of the Year have been announced following balloting by a statewide panel of high school girls’ basketball coaches and prep media members.

Every finalist was the leading vote-getter in their classification, making each one the Player of the Year or Coach of the Year in their class. The two winners will be announced following a final round of balloting by coaches and media.

The nine finalists for the 2019 Miss Basketball Award (area players in bold)

Fujika Nimmo, Senior, Guard, Haines City, Class 9A Player of the Year
Led her team to a 26-3 record and a spot in the regional finals, averaging 26.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game. She has signed to play college basketball at Florida International University.

Erin Turral, Sophomore, Guard, Lincoln, Class 8A Player of the Year
Led her team to a spot in the regional finals by averaging 34.4 points, 3.1 steals, 3.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.

Camille Hobby, Senior, Guard, Nease, Class 7A Player of the Year
Led her team to a 30-2 record and a state runnerup finish by averaging 18.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 2.2 blocks and 2.0 steals per game. Finished the season with 20 double-doubles. She has signed to play college basketball at North Carolina State University.

Paris Sharpe, Senior, Forward, Plantation American Heritage, Class 6A Player of the Year
Led her team to a 21-9 record and the Class 6A state title by averaging 21.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per game. Has signed to play college basketball at Rollins College.

Sydney James, Junior, Forward, Trinity Catholic, Class 5A Player of the Year
Averaged 27.2 points 12.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 4.8 steals and 1.5 blocks per game.

Koi Love, Senior, Forward, Miami Country Day, Class 4A Player of the Year
Helped her team to its sixth straight state title by averaging 17.9 points, 11.4 rebounds, 2.2 blocks, 2.5 steals and 2.2 assists per game. Has signed to play college basketball at Vanderbilt University.

Caylan Jones, Senior, Guard, North Florida Christian, Class 3A Player of the Year
Led her school to the regional finals by averaging 26.7 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.5 assist and 2.8 steals per game. Finished her career with 2,362 points.

Triniti Snead, Senior, Forward, Impact Christian, Class 2A Player of the Year
Led her team to a 17-4 record and a spot in the regional finals by averaging 21.6 points, 10.8 rebounds, 7.0 steals, 2.3 assists and 2.4 blocks per game.

Taniah Bowers, Senior, Guard, Trenton, Class 1A Player of the Year
Led her team to a 27-3 record and the Class 1A state title, averaging 14.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 7.8 assists and 6.8 steals per game. She has signed to play college basketball at Santa Fe College.

The nine finalists for the 2019 Girls’ Basketball Coach of the Year (area coaches in bold)

Tommie Butts, Wekiva, Class 9A Coach of the Year
In his seventh year at the helm, Butts led his squad to a 26-6 record and the Class 9A state championship. His overall record is 153-63 and includes another state title (2014) plus a state runnerup finish (2015) and another Final Four appearance (2017).

Reggie Lawrence, Tampa Bay Tech, Class 8A Coach of the Year
In his 10th year as head coach, Lawrence led his squad to a 29-3 record and the Class 8A state title. He has a career record of 153-63, including another Final Four appearance in 2018.

Marcia Pinder, Dillard, Class 7A Coach of the Year
In her 42nd year at Dillard, Pinder led her team to a 26-5 record and the Class 7A state championship. Her career record of 940-211 includes 10 state championships and 14 Final Four appearances.

Greg Farias, Plantation American Heritage, Class 6A Coach of the Year
Farias led his squad to a 21-9 record and a second straight state championship. In four years he has posted a 91-25 record with another Final Four appearance in 2017.

Tracey Wolfe, Oxbridge Academy, Class 5A Coach of the Year
In her fourth year as head coach, Wolfe led her squad to a 29-2 record and a second straight Class 5A state title. She has a career record of 94-24 and also appeared in the 2017 Final Four.

Ochiel Swaby, Miami Country Day, Class 4A Coach of the Year
In his 15th year at MCDS, Swaby guided the Spartans to a 26-1 record and their record-breaking sixth straight state championship while finishing the season as USA TODAY’s No.1 ranked team nationally. His overall record is 337-92.

Henry McNabb, Somerset Prep, Class 3A Coach of the Year
In his second year at the school, McNabb led his team to a 13-10 record and its second consecutive Class 3A state championship. He has posted a 37-14 at Somerset Prep.

E.J. Murray, Florida Prep, Class 2A Coach of the Year
In his second year at the school, Murray led his squad to a 22-9 record and its first state title. His overall record is 39-20.

Bryant Frye, Trenton, Class 1A Coach of the Year
In his fifth year at Trenton, Frye compiled a 27-3 record and won the Class 1A state title. He has an overall record of 125-15, with a state runnerup finish in 2016.

Final voting numbers by class (top three):

Class 9A
Player School Points
Fujika Nimmo Haines City 125
Caitlin McGee Sandalwood 68
Kiera Brown Palm Beach Gardens 44

Coach School Points
Tommie Butts Wekiva 141
Sam Baumgarten Miami Senior 71
Chatori Major Sandalwood 40

Class 8A
Player School Points
Erin Turral Lincoln 83
O’Mariah Gordon Braden River 75
Emani Jefferson North Port 62

Coach School Points
Reggie Lawrence Tampa Bay Tech 127
Corey Rollerson West Port 85
Jacob Teuscher Bartram Trail 54

Class 7A
Player School Points
Camille Hobby Nease 129
Jalyn Spurlin Armwood 46
Taylor Williams Father Lopez 41

Coach School Points
Marcia Pinder Dillard 124
Sherri Anthony Nease 102
Brad Ridenour Father Lopez 54

Class 6A
Player School Points
Paris Sharpe American Heritage 117
Jasmyne Roberts Bishop Kenny 70
Anabel Ellison Tarpon Springs 57

Coach School Points
Greg Farias American Heritage 109
Charlsea Clark Bishop Kenny 87
John Harder Southeast 62

Class 5A
Player School Points
Sydney James Trinity Catholic 75
Kaylon Smith Oxbridge Academy 54
Jordana Codio American Heritage 47

Coach School Points
Tracy Wolfe Oxbridge Academy 125
Al Honor Lake Highland Prep 67
Julius Paden Raines 56

Class 4A
Player School Points
Koi Love Miami Country Day 113
Brylee Bartram Seffner Christian 64
Kailyn Gilbert Tampa Prep 49

Coach School Points
Ochiel Swaby Miami Country Day 119
Willie Powers P.K. Yonge 89
Karim Nohra Carrollwood Day 76

Class 3A
Player School Points
Caylan Jones North Florida Christian 97
Michiyah Simmons Somerset Prep 61
Jillian Schenk Lake Worth Christian 56

Coach School Points
Henry McNabb Somerset Prep 111
Elisha Murray Canterbury 88
Chris Cenicola Orlando Christian Prep 45

Class 2A
Player School Points
Triniti Snead Impact Christian 88
Aleah Sorrentino Florida Prep 59
Jayla Johnson Florida Prep 41

Coach School Points
E.J. Murray Florida Prep 112
Shekina Denny Bayshore Christian 85
Juan Cardona Miami Christian 52

Class 1A
Player School Points
Taniah Bowers Trenton 79
Kinzie Nelson Holmes County 69
Lauryn Jackson Williston 59

Coach School Points
Bryant Frye Trenton 97
Devon Miles Holmes County 69
Cornelius Ingram Hawthorne 37