Canyon del Oro basketball coach John Tissaw, right, hugs JV hoops coach Ruben Reyes after CDO won the 1977 state championship. Arizona Daily Star file photo

The first boys basketball coach at Canyon del Oro, which opened in the fall of 1965, Tissaw piloted the Dorados to back-to-back state championships in 1977 and 1978 and four title appearances over 13 years.

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