Boys’ basketball coach reaches 600-win mark

Patrick Ryan

Basketball coach Greg Hilliard, who has accumulated nine CIF titles and two state championships in his tenure, added another milestone with his 600th victory Jan. 31, when the boys’ varsity basketball team defeated the Notre Dame Knights 66-60 to snap a five-game losing skid.

“Greg Hilliard has been one of the great coaches in our school’s history,” Head of Athletics Terry Barnum said. “What he has accomplished has been nothing short of amazing. He has been a cornerstone of our Athletic Department for so many years, and we are so proud of him.”

Athletes who have played under Hilliard include Jason and Jarron Collins ’97 and Bryce Taylor ’04, the leading scorer in Wolverine history.

“Winning 600 games is huge,” starting guard Alex Copeland ’15 said. “It just shows his dedication to the school and his devotion to the players and how much it has paid off.”

Hilliard has been modest regarding the milestone.

“He never seeks the spotlight out for himself, he’s always putting others before himself,” Barnum said. “That’s what makes him a great coach. He cares so much about his players, and he wants them to succeed so much.”