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BROOKLYN > BASKETBALL
Lovelace, 41, the boys' basketball coach at her alma mater, Boys and Girls High, for 17 years, was named one of two high school coaches of the year by The Black Coaches & Administrators after leading the Kangaroos to their second straight Public School Athletic League Class AA title on March 13. In 2010 she became the first woman to coach a boys' basketball team to the New York City title.
COCONUT CREEK, FLA. > BASEBALL
Bumbales, 59, recorded his 300th career win at Coral Springs High April 4 in a 17--0 no-hitter over Coconut Creek pitched by his son, Cole, a junior. The Colts went on to become the first team in school history to win consecutive district titles with a 2--0 win over Deerfield Beach. After 38 years teaching in Florida public schools and 20 years coaching, Bumbales retired from teaching at the end of the school year.
WESTWOOD, MASS. > LACROSSE
Frank, 53, the girls' lacrosse coach at Westwood High, led the Wolverines to their fifth Division I state title on June 17 with a 15--9 victory over Longmeadow to avenge the only tie in an otherwise perfect season (25-0-1). Frank, who also serves as co-director of the Mass Elite Lacrosse club, has a 269-22-6 career record and has sent 15 athletes from the 873-student school to NCAA Division I programs in 13 years.
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