Stan Delus lost one of his best players to a season-ending injury in January. It didn’t stop him from keeping the Etiwanda High girls’ basketball team on track to winning 29 straight games and the Southern Section Open Division championship.
The Eagles were a young team that had to constantly face challenges because every opponent wanted to end the winning streak. It wasn’t until the regional finals in Southern California that Chatsworth inflicted his only defeat on Sierra Canyon Etiwanda.
Delus remained proud of what his team has accomplished.
“It’s been such a pleasure coaching her all year,” said The Times Girls Basketball Coach of the Year. “They played so many tough games and almost made it. I have to give them credit for being so young and doing their best. They worked their cocks off at every workout. We failed against a really talented team.”
Etiwanda and Sierra Canyon are just beginning their rivalry.
“We’re disappointed but the good thing is we’ve got everyone back,” he said.
https://www.latimes.com/sports/highschool/story/2022-03-20/stan-delus-etiwanda-girls-basketball-coach-of-the-year Girls Coach of the Year: Stan Delus from Etiwanda