Gary McKnight begins his 36th year at the helm as Mater Dei’s head coach. He has led the Monarchs to 34 League Titles, 16 Southern Section Regional Titles, 22 CIF Southern Section Titles, 11 State Titles, and 1 National Championship Title in 2013-14. Under Coach McKnight’s leadership, the Monarchs have amassed a record of 1082-98.
Notable alumni from Mater Dei include 1997 Final Four Most Outstanding Player Miles Simon (Arizona/Lakers), Stanley Johnson (Detroit Pistons), David and Travis Wear (UCLA) and current University of Washington head coach Mike Hopkins.
This year’s Monarchs roster boasts an experienced nucleus with the return of Spencer Freedman, Michael Wang, Harrison Butler and Reagan Lundeen, all of whom have played for McKnight the past 3-4 years.