La Jolla Country Day girls basketball coach Terri Bamford will be in Indianapolis this weekend where the NCAA Women's Final Four tips off on Sunday. She's there as more than just an observer.
Bamford, who has guided the Torreys to 10 San Diego Section titles and two state championships since becoming LJCD's head coach in 1999, will be honored as a district Coach of the Year by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. She'll also coach one of the teams in the WBCA High School All-America Game, featuring many of the top high school players in the country.
“It’s quite an honor and I attribute it to the kids who are in my program,” Bamford told the San Diego Union-Tribune. “They had a tremendous season. You don’t get recognized as a coach unless your team plays well. It’s very exciting.”
The Torreys finished 27-5 this season and advanced to the Southern California Regional title game.
It's not the first time Bamford has earned a Coach of the Year award. She was honored by CalHi Sports in 2001, the Breitbard Hall of Champions in 2002 and by the Union-Tribune in '03 and '07.