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Don Dumas - CalHi Sports State Coach of The Year

by Mark Tennis

We admittedly look for great teachers who happen to be coaches to be one of those honored in this space each year, and Dumas clicks that box with a stick of dynamite. Just last year (2019-20) he was the Teacher of the Year for the Sweetwater Union High School District and was one of five San Diego County Teachers of the Year.

As a basketball coach, Dumas has been leading the Bonita Vista boys program since 2014. His team this year won the CIF SoCal D2-A regional title with a 77-71 triumph over Shalhevet of Los Angeles. The Barons (D3 in our five-division state format) finished 17-7, but some of the losses were in competitive games against other top-ranked teams from higher divisions in the San Diego Section. Dumas’ team in 2019-20 also won 20 games...(read more at CalHiSports).

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