Boys' basketball: Long-time coach Yutaka Shimizu dies
Shimizu was head coach at Los Angeles Hamilton from 1959-81 and Granada Hills Kennedy from 1982-99. In recent years, he served as an assistant at Woodland Hills Taft under Taylor and St. John Bosco.
"He was just my friend," Taylor said. "He's the most underrated, great high school coach in our era. No one understood how good a coach and how brilliant a basketball mind he is. He was a central figure in the Taft success."
Funeral arrangements are pending.
— Eric Sondheimer