Turner is Coach of the Year, Williams and Rice named Players of The year
By The Sports Pulse Staff
WASHINGTON – The District of Columbia State Athletic Association (DCSAA) recently announced the selection of its Winter All-State teams.
Coaches selected the teams in each sport through a majority vote.
COACH OF THE YEAR: Steve Turner, Boys Varsity Head Coach, Gonzaga College High School
Turner is completing his sixteenth (16) year as head coach at Gonzaga. He currently holds an overall record of 396-142. He has been named the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Coach (WCAC) of the Year five times during his Gonzaga tenure while his teams have captured four WCAC titles, and he was the first-ever National Gatorade Coach of the year in 2015-16.
Turner was also named the Washington Post All-Met Coach of the Year for the 2018-19 season. He has coached two DCSAA Players of the Year, fourteen First Team All-WCAC players, ten First Team All-Mett players, nine Washington, D.C. Gatorade Players of the Year, five DCSAA First Team players and six First Team USA Today All-USA DC players.
He is the first two-time winner of the DCSAA State Championship Tournament, capturing the title in 2016-17 and 2019-20. His team 2007-08 squad finished ranked #4 by ESPN and Sports Illustrated, #1 in USA National final poll, and #10 in the USA Today final poll.
The veteran coach and his wife Leah have two sons (Christian 25 and Jared 16). Jared currently plays for his father at Gonzaga. Tamika Dudley, Girls Varsity Head Coach, Sidwell Friends School Coach Dudley, is a 1999 graduate of Woodbridge High School (Woodbridge, VA), where she was a four-year starter and departed as the all-time leading scorer.
In 2011, she was named to the Woodbridge High School Athletics Hall of Fame. Coach Dudley received a Division I scholarship to Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY. While at LIU, she helped propel her team to the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history and faced NCAA powerhouse University of Connecticut.
Dudley left LIU as the all-time leader in six different categories and was named to the LIU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011.
After college, she went on to coach at the University of Wilmington in North Carolina as an assistant before accepting a teaching and assistant coaching position at her high school alma mater alongside her former head coach, George Washington.
In 2011, Coach Dudley became the head girls’ basketball coach at Woodbridge High School. At Woodbridge, she accumulated over 155 wins and appeared in the Virginia 6A State tournament in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. In 2019, the Lady Vikings were District, Regional, and State champions, winning the first girls basketball state championship in school history.
Dudley was also named the 2019 Cardinal District Coach of the Year, Regional Coach of the Year, Virginia class 6 Coach of the Year, USA Today Virginia Coach of the Year, and Washington Post All-Met Coach of the Year.
ALL-STATE TEAMS & PLAYER OF THE YEAR BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Terrance Williams, Gonzaga.
FIRST TEAM: Terrance Williams, Gonzaga; Chuck Harris, Gonzaga; Stephaun Walker, Coolidge; Jasir Tremble, Roosevelt; Mateo Rice, Maret; Saveon Jackson, KIPP DC College Prep; Darren Buchanan Jr., Wilson; Joshua Wojnar, Model; Ishmael Leggett, St. John’s.
SECOND TEAM: Myles Stute, Gonzaga; Rasheed Dupree, KIPP DC College Prep; Anthony Simmons, SEED DC; Tegra Izay, Archbishop Carroll; Maurice Johnson, Cesar Chavez; De’ontay Cozart, H.D. Woodson; Ryan Cornish, Sidwell Friends; Mike Aiken, Thurgood Marshall; John Square, St. John’s; Michael Katsock, St. Albans.
GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Kiki Rice, Sidwell Friends.
FIRST TEAM: Kiki Rice, Sidwell Friends; Azzi Fudd, St. John’s; Kamryn Anthony, Anacostia; Alyson Jefferson, Benjamin Banneker; Ava McGee, Maret; Taylor Webster, Georgetown Visitation; Janiah Williams, Eastern; Cameron Wilkes, Dunbar; Kaniya Chambers, SEED DC; Caramina Tanedo, St. John’s.
SECOND TEAM: Zyaire Hairston, Dunbar; Tajha Jackson, Ballou; Japria Grady, Eastern; Taniya Lawson, Archbishop Carroll; Page Greenburg, Maret; Jaydn Donovan, Sidwell Friends; Camille Blackman, The Field School; Sofia Greenfield, Georgetown Day.