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810V Top 20: KC Area Boys Coaches III

By Chad Rader, 810 Varsity, 05/10/20, 9:00PM CDT


Check out top 20 KC active coaches over last 10 years

810 Varsity takes a look at the top active Kansas City area boys basketball coaches, based on their careers and mainly since 2010.

Coaches are listed in alphabetical order

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Aaron Ihm, Raytown South

Photo: Darryl Woods, 810 Varsity

It’s been just five seasons for Ihm at Raytown South, but the Cardinals head coach has notched two Class 4 Final Fours, and two MOBCA Class 4 Coach of the Year awards, averaging 23 wins over the past three years.

99-46, MOBCA Class 4 Coach of Year (2018, 2020), Class 4 Final Fours (2018, 2020)

Reggie Morris, Grandview

Photo: Darryl Woods, 810 Varsity

In just six seasons as the G-Dogs head coach, Morris has done more than many in a career. After a 24-5 year and quarterfinal appearance in season three in 2016-17, GHS won back-to-back Missouri Class 4 state titles with a combined 57-5 record. Morris was the first coach in Paul Lambert Award for top Kansas City head coach in consecutive years, and finished #1 in the 810 Varsity Top 25 both years as well.

132-44 record; District title - 4; State titles – 2 (2018, 2019)

Chris Neff, Staley

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Neff compiled a 193-65 record at Lafayette from 2008-2016, with two state title appearances and a Final Four trip as well. After 64 wins in four seasons at Staley, Neff has 291 career wins – including a 23-6 campaign and Final Four trip in 2020 with the Falcons before the season was cut short. To add a little more luster, Neff won the EYBL Peach Jam title on the Nike circuit in 2019.

20-win seasons – 8; State semifinals – 4; State title games - 2

Dan Parra, Park Hill South

Photo: Darryl Woods, 810 Varsity

Whether in Kansas or Missouri, Parra just wins. While at Sumner Academy, Parra posted a 110-38 record, including two state titles with the Sabres in 2010 and 2011. In his first season with Park Hill South, the Panthers stunned Chaminade to advance to the Missouri Class 5 state title game.

193-73 record; State tourneys – 5, State title games – 3, State titles – 2 (2010, 2011)

Ryan Phifer, Blue Valley North

Photo: Darryl Woods, 810 Varsity

Phifer can seemingly take five kids out of the student body and win. BV North enjoyed winning records through the entire decade, and only one year below a 14-8 mark. The Mustangs enjoyed a 20-3 season this past year, reaching the Class 6As semifinals before the season was halted.

192-65; Kansas Class 6A state tourneys – 6; Semifinals - 4; State title game – 1 (2014)

Mark Scanlon, St. Michael the Archangel

Photo: Kansas City Star

Nearly 700 wins (688) says it all for Scanlon. With 22 years at Raytown and completing season 42, Scanlon is moving St. Michael the Archangel in the right direction after the program’s third year, with a 22-6 record.

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