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ALEXANDRIA, VA. > LACROSSE
Jenkins, 61, who coaches at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, became the second girls' coach—high school or college—to reach 600 career wins, with a 15--2 victory over Holy Child last season. Never a player herself, she founded the girls' program in 1976 and has led the Saints to eight undefeated seasons and seven Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division 1 state titles, including this year's (15--4 over Bishop Ireton). Jenkins finished the season with 608 wins.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. > ROWING
Simons, 28, an assistant coach at Cedar Creek High (Egg Harbor City), returned just two weeks after being injured in a motorcycle accident and having his right leg amputated above the knee. Six weeks later he led the first-year Pirates program to first in girls' sculls and third in girls' doubles and novice four at the Atlantic County championships. A former Army Ranger, Simons was given straws by his rowers while he was hospitalized in recognition of his coaching mantra: Get a straw (and suck it up).
FORT LAUDERDALE > BASKETBALL
Pinder, 61, who surpassed 800 victories and led the Dillard High girls' team to its third straight Class 5A state title this year, was named the Women's Basketball Coaches Association national high school coach of the year. She became Florida's alltime winningest coach last year, for boys and girls, and has led the Panthers to seven state championships in her 36-year career. Pinder was inducted into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame this summer.