Coronado wins coveted Greenspun Cup

Awaiting placement in the trophy showcase, the Greenspun Cup represents combined achievements in scholarship and athletics.

Coronado Principal Mike Piccininni proudly accepted the 2017-18 Greenspun Cup at the Las Vegas Sun Standout Awards Ceremony on May 24.  The Greenspun Cup is modeled after the NCAA Capital One Cup which scores and ranks schools on a combination of team grade point averages and playoff successes in all sports.  In short, this is an award for the school with the best student-athletes in Southern Nevada. This year Coronado outscored over 30 teams from around the Las Vegas Valley in the 4A and 3A classifications to bring the Cup home to the Cougar community.  This award is a true testament to the dedication of students, parents, teachers and coaches who all make the necessary sacrifices each day to keep Coronado in the upper echelon of student and athletic success. During the 2017-2018 school year, Coronado won Athletic State Championships in boys’ soccer, girls’ golf, girls’ tennis, flag football and boys’ golf; Academic State Championships were won by the boys’ bowling, boys’ volleyball and girls’ flag football teams.

The overall standings:

Coronado HS 262

Bishop Gorman HS 255

Centennial HS 247

Palo Verde HS 237

Boulder City HS 237

In addition to the Greenspun Cup, other award winners from Coronado included student-athletes Tatum Spangler and Nick Campbell, Coach Joe Sawaia and the entire flag football team.  Spangler was named Female Athlete of the Year; she is a softball player at CHS and has signed to play at the University of Kentucky next year. Campbell won the Sun Standout Award for surviving the 1 October shooting and returning to play basketball and run track this year. Coach Sawaia was named Coach of the Year: he led the Coronado men’s and women’s golf teams to Sunrise Region and 4A State Championships this year.   The girls’ flag football team was named female team of the year. They completed an undefeated season winning the Sunrise Region Championship, the 4A State Championship and the 4A Academic State Championship. Freshman basketball player Jaden Hardy was also a finalist for Male Rising Star. Hardy has over 10 major Division 1 scholarship offers.