By Alex Edel
Head Coach Melissa Hearlihy has been selected by ESPN RISE as the 2010 Div. IV state coach of the year. After ten years coaching at Harvard-Westlake and another 15 seasons at Bishop Alemany, she has a total of 553 wins, putting her in the top ten of all-time career wins by ESPN RISE Cal-Hi Sports State Record Book & Almanac.
After 25 seasons of coaching, Hearlihy has won 17 league championships and 5 sections championships at Alemany and Harvard-Westlake. This season her coaching culminated with a 34-1 season, losing only to Mater Dei of Santa Ana, a team ranked first nationally by maxpreps.com. Along with the state coach of the year award, Hearlihy will also be walking away from this season with a league title, a regional title and a state championship.