Meet the top boys’ high school basketball coaches of the past 40 years

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To celebrate the 40th anniversary of its Sweet 16 basketball poll, The Observer is honoring the top boys’ coaches in the era. Because The Observer’s coverage area has changed so much through the years — it once stretched to the Triad, mountains and beach — the anniversary team will only include Mecklenburg County coaches.

Note: Until 1997, The Observer named all-star teams by region (All-Mecklenburg, All-Piedmont, All-Upper State SC). Beginning with the 1997-98 season, The All-Observer team was born, naming the best in the entire region.


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