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Karen Weitz named Coach of the Year after leading Centennial to eighth state title


Karen Weitz, Centennial

The 17th-year head coach led the Bulldogs to a 31-1 record, with the loss coming to Riverdale Baptist (Maryland) in late December.

Centennial closed the season with 23 consecutive wins, including a 78-62 victory over Liberty for the Division I state championship. It was Weitz’s eight state title.

Centennial defeated four nationally ranked opponents, and finished the season ranked No. 4 in the nation by USA Today.


“That was the start we wanted. The girls came out and made a statement. It was just their intensity at the start. They had some motivation.”

— Karen Weitz after her team opened the state final with a 20-3 run.

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