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Lake Highland Prep’s Al Honor Named Girls’ Basketball Coach of the Year


GAINESVILLE (March 31) – Al Honor of Lake Highland Preparatory School has been named the 2022 Florida Dairy Farmers Girls’ Basketball Coach of the Year following a final round of voting by a statewide panel of high school coaches and media representatives.

In his 11th year as head coach at LHP, Honor led his squad to a 25-4 record and a third straight Class 4A state title. Honor has a career record of 268-52 with five state championships and seven Final Four appearances.

Honor, who was earlier named the Class 4A Coach-of-the-Year, received eight of the 19 first-place votes and 113 points to finish ahead of Class 7A COY Anthony Jones of Dr. Phillips, who also had eight first-place votes and 102 points.

Class 6A COY Oliver Berens of St. Thomas Aquinas finished third with 56 points, followed by Class 5A COY Greg Farias of Plantation American Heritage (46), Class 3A COY Shannon Wallhoff of Westminister Academy (44), Class 1A COY Brad Alford of Ponce De Leon (24) and Class 2A COY Chanel Davila of Miami Christian (15).

The Florida Dairy Farmers High School Sports Awards program exemplifies Florida Dairy Farmers’ commitment to the state’s youth. This is the 30th year of these unique awards as we honor the state’s top athletes and coaches in all 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.

Player Total Points 1st-place Votes
Al Honor 113 8
Anthony Jones 102 8
Oliver Berens 56 1
Greg Farias 46 1
Shannon Wallhoff 44 1
Brad Alford 24 0
Chanel Davila 15 0

Past Girls’ Basketball Coaching Winners (area winners in bold) –

1993 – Ronnie Bond, Pensacola Washington
1994 – Al Austin, Jacksonville Ribault
1995 – Reginald Davis, Tallahassee Godby
1996 – Harry Elifson, St. Petersburg Boca Ciega
1997 – Al Austin, Jacksonville Ribault
1998 – Dave Horner, Ocala Forest
1999 – Al Austin, Jacksonville Ribault
2000 – Ronnie Bond, Pensacola Washington
2001 – Ronnie Bond, Pensacola Washington
2002 – Al Austin, Jacksonville Ribault
2003 – Abby Ward, South Broward
2004 – Ronnalee Terry, The Benjamin School
2005 – Carl Brown, Lake Mary
2006 – Greg Hostetler, Titusville Astronaut
2007 – LeDawn Gibson, Winter Haven
2008 – Mike Hamburger, Naples Barron Collier
2009 – Carla Harris-Curry, Miami Norland
2010 – Marcia Pinder, Fort Lauderdale Dillard
2011 – Marcia Pinder, Fort Lauderdale Dillard
2012 – Marcia Pinder, Fort Lauderdale Dillard
2013 – Marcia Pinder, Fort Lauderdale Dillard
2014 – John Harder, Bradenton Southeast
2015 – Marcia Pinder, Fort Lauderdale Dillard
2016 – Sheila Seymore-Pennick, Jacksonville Ribault
2017 – Ochiel Swaby, Miami Country Day
2018 – Johnnie Lawson, Winter Haven
2019 – Ochiel Swaby, Miami Country Day
2020 – Henry McNabb, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely
2021 – Carrie Mahon, Tampa Plant

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