From 1965 to 1992 his Santa Barbara High School tennis team won 31 Channel League Championships (30 in a row); were CIF-SS semi-finalists 6 times, finalists 13 times, and CIF Champions 10 times (8 in a row.) His win/loss record is staggering and reflects his great coaching. They won the prestigious Ojai “Griggs Championship” 9 times (6 in a row), and he had many super players, including two Junior U.S. Open Champions, Mike Falberg and Tim Trigueiro.
What this unprecedented success in tennis has done is to somewhat veil the impact he has had on local basketball. From 1965 to 1978 he was one of the finest technicians in high school basketball. In 14 years of tough competition his teams were 240-90, with five Channel League league titles. He developed three NBA players in Jamaal (Keith) Wilkes, Don Ford, and Vic Bartolome.
His knowledge of the game was best demonstrated by his ability to control the tempo of a game, be it with ball control or running the court. Through his strong sense of discipline, fierce competitive spirit, intensity, belief in sound fundamentals, tenacious defense, and an uncanny ability to take control of the clock, his teams reflected great organization and teaching. Isn’t that where we started? Whether it was badminton, flag football, or swimming- great teaching. Jack is now sharing his retirement with family: wife Sharon, sons Tim and Rick, and daughter-in-law Linda.
Oh, by-the-way, don’t make any bets with him on the golf course!