Coaches

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Ed Prange

Head Coach - 33rd Season

- Has been coaching high school basketball since 1985

- Was the boys' varsity basketball assistant coach at Orange High School, and the girls' varsity basketball coach for two seasons (1988-1990)

- One of the few coaches in the history of Orange County High School basketball to record over 400 varsity wins

- Has guided his teams to four league titles

- Has been the head coach of 22 CIF Playoff teams

- Coached Orange County All-Star game 1998

- Orange County Coach of the Year Los Angeles Times 1998

- Orange County Coach of the Year OC Register 2001

- Past President of SCIBCA (Southern California Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association)

- CIF-SS Champion of Character Award Winner 2015

- Along with Mike Murphy at Sonora, Coach Prange is the longest tenured basketball coach of a public school in Orange County

 - Department Chairman of Health and physical education at Loara

- He is the Faculty Advisor to the Loara Saxon Cheer Squad

- Bachelor of Science from Cal State Fullerton and a Masters Degree from Azusa Pacific University

- His lovely wife's name is Marcella

- Has a big orange tabby cat named Roger

-enjoys the tv show Seinfeld

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Mohammad Abudhadwan

Varsity Assistant Coach - 10th Year

- 2008 Loara High School graduate

- Two-year letterman and varsity starting shooting guard for Loara basketball

- Graduate of Long Beach State with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology with a focus in sport psychology and leadership with a minor in Psychology

- Masters Degree from Argosy University in Sports Psychology

- Hobbies are working out, playing basketball, going to the beach, watching movies, and talking to Mr. Burns

- As the JV head coach, he led the Loara Basketball JV team to one of its most successful seasons in school history in 2015-16

- Also serves as a valuable assistant coach with the varsity team

- Lead the 2016-17 Loara JV team to an 8-2 League record (one of the winningest JV teams in Loara history)

- A full time Math teacher at Ball Junior High School in Anaheim

- An avid LA Laker fan

-Enjoys the tv show Seinfeld

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Nick Eliades

Varsity Assistant Coach - 8th Year

-Nick is a big LA Dodger fan

-Nick is a graduate of Los Alamitos High School

-Does a wonderful job with statistics and in game adjustments

-works in the Dental field

-owns a home in Huntington Beach

-an avid surfer

-an outstanding golfer

 

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Jonathan Perez

Junior Varsity Coach - 3rd Year

- -Varsity letter winner for basketball at Loara(class of 2016).

-Was an outstanding defensive player known for his work ethic

-One of only three players to ever score above 1000 in the jump rope

-Attends Cypress Junior College

-Last year he lead the JV team to a winning season.

-Excellent student of the game

-Huge Duke Blue Devil fan

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Gary Remigo

Freshman Coach - 7th Year

- Valencia High School Class of 2003

- Three sport varsity athlete in high school

- Coached the JV team at Valencia for 3 years

- Also coaches football and baseball at Loara

- Team are noted for their strong defense

- Works for the City of Irvine

- His pride and joy is his daughter Sophia

- A good teacher of the fundamentals

Quotes on Coaches

Ed Prange

Ed Prange became the basketball coach at Loara in 1990 and inherited the electrifying Tes Whitlock for his senior year. The contrast between the flashy Tes and the ultrastable Prange was a great relationship during that season. Three decades later Coach Prange remains at the helm, having coached top 10 teams and teams that didn't win 10 games.

It's trendy in coach biographies to point out that a coach is an "innovator on offense" and "stresses pressure defense." I won't bore you with such empty cliches. For Coach Prange, his enduring qualities are reliability and perseverance. He shows up to practice and to games on-time and all the time. In a day and age when showmanship and salesmanship are the norm, Prange is a throw-back person who seeks nor wants praise for his work. Yet, after so long at one school it has become apparent that his ability to get the most out of himself and his teams is quite possibly unmatched in this, or any era, of Orange County High School basketball.

— Cork Snider, La Quinta Athletic Director