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Coach of the Year: Naldi shines in tough situation

Luciana Naldi isn't likely to forget the 2007-08 season anytime soon.

The Livingston girls basketball coach started the season with 11 players, but quickly had to scramble after two quit and two more went down with season-ending injuries.

Naldi rallied her remaining seven players and guided them to a 20-5 season and a second consecutive Western Athletic Conference title.

Livingston closed the regular season with six straight wins to secure the crown.

For her coaching efforts under extreme circumstances, Naldi is the Sun-Star Girls Basketball Coach of the Year.

It's Naldi's first time winning the honor.

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