Left photo: Rincon/University head coach Rich Utter throws his hands up in the locker room during halftime of the Class 4A-I state championship on Feb. 25, 2006 in Glendale, Ariz. Rincon/University was defeated by Apollo High School 62-55. Photo by Dean Knuth / Arizona Daily Star Right photo: Dwight Rees. Arizona Daily Star file photo

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It’s difficult to separate the two coaches. Rees won 272 games at Sunnyside, including a perfect 29-0 state title team in 1993, although he stepped away from high school coaching to run the Pima College program in the early 1980s. Utter has won 427 games at Rincon/University as he nears his 30th year at the school, with serious state championship runs in 1995 and 2006. 

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Sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star.