The Bee's wrestling coach of the year — Brian Stevens, Oakdale High School

Stevens, the Mustangs' head coach since 2005, has transformed the program from one which produced individual state titles -- Trevor Machado-Ching in 2005 and Rudi Burtschi in 2007 and '08 -- into a top-to-bottom power. For the first time, Oakdale qualified six to the State Championships and three earned medals. Such balance carried the Mustangs to the Sac-Joaquin Section Dual Meet title and a 13th at State. "It shows we're more broad-based," Stevens said. "I think this is the best team that has ever come out of Oakdale. We're going to be pretty good next year, too."

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