FOUR & MORE: Best Inland Area Coaches

FOUR&MORE
BEST INLAND AREA COACHES
PREP BASEBALL 2016

1. Jeff Stout, Yucaipa — The list of current and former Major Leaguers to come out of the sleepy mountainside community has a direct correlation to the man coaching its high school baseball team. Stout is 255-100-1 since 2005, and was winning 20 games a season well before the advent of internet, cell phones or Taijuan Walker.

2. Gary Rungo, Riverside Arlington — Currently enjoying the first weeks of retirement, going out with three CIF-Southern Section titles and 578 victories in 34 years. He totaled 13 20-win season, reached the CIF-SS playoffs 25 times, including 16 straight from ’89-04, and won titles in 1999, 2002, ’04.

3. Steve Madril, Riverside North — Turned the Huskies from a single-digit disappointment to a CIF-SS Division 1 champion in five years, winning the title in 2011. Madril had his best since 2012, claiming an Inland Valley League title, but is just 21 games above .500 (157-136) since ’07.

4. Glenn Prater, Riverside Woodcrest Christian — Small-school programs have a tendency to come and go, but Prater has crafted a cornerstone for the Royals athletic program, winning almost a handful of CIF-SS title while posting a 260-65 record since 2005.

AND MORE:
Steve Alonso, Upland — Joins to group of tenured coaches retiring this season, was 209-103 since 2005.
Clint Ball, Riverside Ramona — Reclaimed a down-trodden mess, now cranking out league titles, pro prospects.
James Cordes, Redlands East Valley — Has had to put up with a lot while still putting up 20-win seasons.
John Knott, La Verne Bonita — Has not won fewer than 21 games since 2009.

ALSO:
Leon Baham, Fontana Jurupa Hills
Ty De Trinidad, Corona Santiago
Bill Eatinger, San Bernardino San Gorgonio
Gary Parcell, Norco
Ken Scott, Riverside King
Andy Wise, Corona

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