Damien high school basketball coach Mike LeDuc became the second coach ever to win 1,000 games in state history on Wednesday night after his Spartans team took down Glendora 82-47.
LeDuc has been coaching high school basketball for 42 years. He began his career at Damien and coached from 1980-86 and then left for Glendora where he coached from 1987-1992 and 1994-2014. LeDuc won four CIF championships at Glendora and coached San Gabriel Valley legends Tracy Murray and Casey Jacobsen during his time at the school. LeDuc returned to Damien in 2015. This year’s Spartans team is 14-0 following LeDuc’s marquee victory. In the latest SBLive California Boys Basketball rankings, Damien comes in at No. 5.
Mater Dei head coach Gary McKnight was the first California high school basketball coach to win 1,000 games. He crossed that threshold in 2014.