SHAWN HUCKABY
VARSITY GIRLS HEAD COACH

 

Del Oro Varsity Girls Head Coach – (2016-Present)

  • 2017/2018 NorCal Playoffs – 2nd Round

  • 2017/2018 Section Playoffs – 3rd Round

  • 2017/2018 Section Division II – Rated 3rd

  • 2017/2018 Season – 21 Wins

  • 2016/2017 Section Playoffs – 1st Round

  • 2016/2017 Section Division II – Rated 5th

  • 2016/2017 Season – 18 Wins

Del Oro Varsity Girls Basketball Assistant Coach – Seven Seasons (2009-15)

  • Direct Assistant to Mike Takayama

Freedom Christian Varsity Girls Head Coach – (2006-08)

  • 2007/2008 Section Playoffs – 3rd Round

  • 2007/2008 Northern Pacific League – Girls Coach of the Year

  • 2007/2008 Season Northern Pacific League Champions – Undefeated

  • 2007/2008 Season – 18 Wins

  • 2006/2007 Section Playoffs – 2rd Round

  • 2006/2007 Season Northern Pacific League Champions – Undefeated

  • 2006/2007 Season – 20 Wins

Message from Coach Huckaby:

In September 2016 when I was named the Del Oro Varsity Girls Head Coach it was my calling to maintain the girls’ basketball culture established and cherished by the late Coach Mike Takayama.  Mike, or Tako as he was affectionately known, was the coach of Lady Eagles basketball program for thirty years (1986-2015).  Del Oro has a very rich history for girls basketball and we owe this to Mike.  Coaching with Mike for seven seasons reinforced for me some very basic principles:

  1. Always treat people with respect - Mike was a true gentleman.

  2. Make the game fun – the girls will love the game and will play hard for you.

  3. The foundation for success is built on trust – create a family environment!

In June 2017 one year after Mike’s passing, I gave out fortune cookies to all the basketball girls.  All the girls read their fortunes.  This was my fortune: “A leader is a person you will follow to a place you wouldn’t go by yourself”.  I consider it a privilege to coach at Del Oro High School and to lead this program in honor of Mike Takayama.