Since returning to Miami Booker T. Washington in 2011, coach Tim “Ice” Harris has helped build a football dynasty that boasts back-to-back state championships and a national championship.
Harris received another honor for his accomplishments late Friday night when he was named the Florida Dairy Farmers Florida Coach of the Year.
Harris became the first repeat recipient in the award’s history having also won it last year when he led Booker T. to the Class 4A state championship.
Harris finished ahead of Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer’s Jack Daniels, who finished second in the voting. South Dade’s Nate Hudson (3rd place), Central’s Roland Smith (4th), Plantation American Heritage’s Mike Rumph (6th) and Champagnat Catholic’s Mike Tunsil (7th) were all previously named Coaches of the Year for their respective classifications.
Harris led the Tornadoes to a 14-0 record this season and their second consecutive state championship. That schedule included two nationally-televised out-of-state victories and wins against 13 teams that have won at least one state championship in their histories.
Booker T. held the No. 1 national ranking in every poll since the second week of the regular season when it beat fellow national powerhouse Miami Central.
Harris is in his second stint at Booker T. where he has coached eight years overall and compiled a 99-10 record.
Harris joins former Miami Northwestern coach Billy Rolle as the only Miami-Dade County coaches to win the award.
Danielle Minott and Ogetchi Anaygalibo each scored 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to propel Miami Country Day past Colonial 64-63.
Michelle Berry was the only other Spartan in double-figure scoring with 10 points.
With the win, the Spartans improve to 14-2 on the season and will play Sagemont on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.Norland 37, Lourdes 33: NOR (10-6): LOU: St. Brendan 55, Key West 37: SB: (13-6):
BOYS’ BASKETBALLWestwood Christian 79, Marathon 71: WWC (14-5): Columbus 61, Hialeah Gardens 30: COL (14-5): HG: Ransom Everglades 59, Gulliver 56: RE: GUL: Carol City 61, Central 56: CC (11-5): CEN: Late Friday - Miami Country Day 68, MAST 17: MCD (10-4): Late Friday - Southridge 79, Palmetto 73: SR (15-4): Late Thursday - Reagan 56, St. Brendan 46: REA (5–13): Late Thursday - Southridge 87, Edison 52: SR (14-4):
Keys Gate vs. Barrington, 5:00
Hillel vs. Curley, 5:30
MAST vs. Pace, 5:30
Island Christian vs. Princeton Christian, 5:30
Brito Miami vs. Riviera Prep, 6:30
Mater Lakes vs. LaSalle, 7:00
Somerset vs. Dade Christian, 7:00
St. John Neumann vs. Palmer Trinity (PT), 7:00
Varela vs. Killian (KIL), 7:30
Varela vs. TERRA, 7:30
Krop vs. Hialeah Gardens, 7:30
Mater Academy vs. Miami, 7:30
Ferguson vs. Coral Reef, 7:30
North Miami vs. Miami Beach, 7:30
Miami Springs vs. Booker T., 7:30
Archemedian vs. Westminster Christian (WCS), 7:30
Ronald Reagan vs. Westland, 7:30
Central vs. American, 7:30
Palmetto vs. South Dade (SD), 7:30
North Miami Beach vs. HML, 7:30
Belen Jesuit vs. Doral Academy (DRL), 8:00
Ransom Everglades vs. St. Brendan (STB), 3:30
Hialeah Gardens vs. Hialeah Educational Academy (Hialeah Educational Academy), 3:30
Archbishop Curley vs. Doctors Charter (Doctors Charter), 4:00
Keys Gate vs. Westwood Christian (WWC), 4:00
Mater Academy Charter vs. Booker T. Washington (BTW), 4:00
Mourning vs. Jackson (JAX), 5:00
Sunset vs. Coral Park (CP), 5:00
American vs. Ferguson (FER), 5:00
North Miami Beach vs. Miami Springs (MSP), 5:00
Hialeah-Miami Lakes vs. Goleman (GOL), 5:00
Archemedian vs. Westminster Christian (WCS), 6:00
Doral Academy vs. SLAM Charter (SLAM Charter), 7:00
Homestead vs. North Miami (NM), 7:30
Miami Central vs. Carol City (CC), 7:30
Braddock vs. Varela (VAR), 7:30
Killian vs. Coral Gables (CG), 7:30