Richard “Dick” McConnell, Basketball Coach

Coach Richard 'Dick' McConnellBy the time Sahuaro’s first Men’s Basketball Coach Dick McConnell retired in 2007, he had racked up 774 wins – enough to be Arizona’s all-time winningest High School coach.  He was always respected as a mentor to his players not only on the basketball court, but in life.

Career highlights:

  • 774-323 career coaching record
  • 111 more wins than the second-winningest coach in Arizona history
  • Four state titles (1970, 1982, 2000, 2001)

Mr. McConnell was inducted into the Sahuaro Cougar Hall of Fame in 1995.