Sahuaro High School coach Dick McConnell holds the state championship trophy after his team won the state championship in 2001. Photo by Benjie Sanders / Arizona Daily Star

The numbers tell a big story: McConnell’s Sahuaro Cougars won 774 games, a record unlikely to be broken in Tucson. State champions: 1970, 1982, 2000 and 2001. 

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