Mid Valley Coach of the Year: Joe Brown – Covina

Joe Brown: Mid Valley Sports Coach of the Year

Covina did its best work in the post season. The Colts finished in a three way tie for first place in the Valle Vista League with Northview and San Dimas and then kicked it into high gear.

While the Vikings and the Saints were both being knocked out of the playoffs Covina continued to win and advance under head coach Joe Brown. The Colts took care of Victor Valley and a solid Westminster team at home before traveling out to Culver City for the semi finals. In back and forth game in which the last team with the ball wins, Brown made sure it was his team that had the ball last as he went for two in overtime to win it 57-56 to propel the Colts to the CIF Finals for the first time since 1995.

It wasn’t until a pass by Nin Burns II was intercepted with no time remaining on the clock that Covina was finally finished falling to Katella 55-49 in the CIF Division 11 Finals.

Covina lost its first game of the season to Arroyo before rebounding to win five straight. The Colts then fell to Northview but again responded under the guidance of Brown to win their next six to appear in the Finals for the first time in 22 years.

Brown pushed the right buttons all year getting the most out of the Colts time and again. Although they fell just six points short of their ultimate goal the Colts and Brown produced a season that will be remembered in Covina for decades to come.

Joe Brown is our 2017 Coach of the Year.

25 Comments to "Mid Valley Coach of the Year: Joe Brown – Covina"

  1. Viking's Gravatar Viking
    January 3, 2018 - 11:17 am | Permalink

    In the coaching community? Really area coach? Like who? Where do you coach at? Your the same guy that made a remark on Comstocks signing day thread, and than went away after people called you out. Too funny

  2. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    January 3, 2018 - 10:59 am | Permalink

    Well it is a ravilery, of course there has to be some pride in that. You are also right, this thread is to honor coach Brown and the great job he did. So in that regard my apologies.

    I will be looking forward to that Northview thumping next season. Also, I am not a coach. But good one trying to sneak that in there.LOL

  3. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    January 3, 2018 - 6:01 am | Permalink

    Hold them in such high regards? It’s called a ravilery game. Not a coach, nice way of trying to end it.lol

    I’ll be waiting for Northviews thumping next year though.

  4. Area Coach's Gravatar Area Coach
    January 2, 2018 - 9:15 pm | Permalink

    There are many in the coaching community that agree with Colt74 and the fact that Northview underachieves every year! The talent they have they should’ve got at least one or two CIF championships.

  5. January 2, 2018 - 8:16 pm | Permalink

    Covina has 6 CIF Championships. Fact.
    Northview has 1. Fact.
    Covina has more CIF playoff wins than Northview. Fact.
    But, if you base your season off of beating Covina then by all means you have had a successful season the last 6 years. It’s actually an honor to read that ANY team takes pride in beating the Colts. It shows how high of in esteem they are held.
    I think it shows a total lack of class to come into a thread about honoring Coach Brown for MVS Coach of the Year and start belittling kids because they are in a lower division for playoffs. But in all fairness, class and Northview are two words not often I have heard said in the same sentence (outside of talking about some of your kids). Your QB was on our sidelines cheering on our kids. Total class act. Take a lesson from him.
    I pose 1 last question to you. Taking a WHOLE season into consideration…If you have the talent, but underachieve, is that on the kids or the coaches? No need to answer as that is a rhetorical question.

    And that my friend is why I thank MVS for this small honor to Coach Brown. In 6 years of being our head coach he got the Colts to CIF finals. How many coaches can put that on their resume? Can you?

    I’m out coach.

  6. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    January 2, 2018 - 11:43 am | Permalink

    Oh, one more thing. Your auburn beating Alabama and look who’s in the championship. Those two teams are both in the same division, Northview and Covina are not. That’s all, but until next year

  7. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    January 2, 2018 - 11:31 am | Permalink

    Lol… Ok, we’ll wait until next year than. Bragging rights. Let the best team win.

  8. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    January 2, 2018 - 11:11 am | Permalink

    Right, jealous of Covina. 6 year drought for them right? It takes more than one QB to beat a team. Millikan literally had one two way player playing for them when they played Northview. Don’t base those power rankings off of last year.lol… kids graduate. Whole new team. Oh, and sorry. Your right, you have 10 years on us from Covina’s last CIF title. Good job. We’ll keep this current, 6 years right?

  9. January 2, 2018 - 11:05 am | Permalink

    One more ( this is too much fun ).

    Auburn beat Alabama.
    Which team is playing for a National Championship?

    But by all means raise those banners in your Gym for beating Covina for 6 years.
    I know we will raise the one this year when we thump Northview.

    There’s a new sheriff in town.

    NV coach spinup in 3…2…1…

  10. January 2, 2018 - 10:52 am | Permalink

    Millikan has 3753 student
    Their power rating from last year was -4.8
    Northviews last year was 25.3
    Northview got an outstanding QB transfer in along with a few more great athletes. Off the top of my head the name Ayers pops up. How’d that work out for a championship?
    And you are jealous that Coach Brown got Coach of the year from MVS why again?

  11. January 2, 2018 - 10:40 am | Permalink

    Me thinks the jealousy runs deep in Vikings land.


  12. January 2, 2018 - 10:38 am | Permalink

    How long has it been since Northview was in a CIF finals??

    I can do this all day.

  13. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    January 2, 2018 - 8:03 am | Permalink

    How long has it been since Covina beat Northview? 6 years believe.

  14. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    January 2, 2018 - 7:57 am | Permalink

    Yea, 32 point beat down to a Millikin school that has over 4,000 students. A team that plays Long Beach poly every year. Go back and enjoy your JV playoff runs.lol… Joke

  15. January 2, 2018 - 7:49 am | Permalink

    Congrats to Coach Brown!

    Funniest line in this thread…so far.
    ” and North View was just, oh so close to being there too. ”

    I love blogs. I learn so much. Now I just learned that a 32 point beat down in the first round equals “oh so close “.

  16. Really?'s Gravatar Really?
    January 1, 2018 - 5:18 pm | Permalink

    I have no Idea why North View or San Dimas should go down in division. They are both playoff teams. San Dimas beat North View, North View beat Covina, Covina was 6 points away from being in a possible state championship and North View was just, oh so close to being there too. Covina will go up at least one division CIF Finalist. When your teams are in a competitive league and you are a playoff team that makes you one of the top 16 teams.Believe me, you don’t leave that division. Just do yourself a favor and recruit Arroyo to be in your league for at least 2 decades; since they beat Covina. LOL….

  17. Really??'s Gravatar Really??
    January 1, 2018 - 11:22 am | Permalink

    SD and Northview are happy where they are. They enjoy the competition and there would not want to move down. You never hear them complaining about where they are, only bloggers complaining. D 7 – D 9 are all very similar competion at the top. So they would have to move down to D 10. And if that was the case….. then who care. They don’t want to be in the “who cares” divisions.

  18. Coacher's Gravatar Coacher
    January 1, 2018 - 2:52 am | Permalink

    If they play San Dimas in the first round they get out of it.

  19. Angelus Fan's Gravatar Angelus Fan
    January 1, 2018 - 1:11 am | Permalink

    Congrats Coach Brown. You Guys had a Great Year.

  20. This Just In's Gravatar This Just In
    December 31, 2017 - 11:49 pm | Permalink

    Cathedral has tapped Phantom assistant Anthony Jefferson to replace outgoing Kevin Pearson. Happy New Year to all.

  21. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    December 31, 2017 - 6:45 pm | Permalink

    Yea, they took the L. But if you seriously think Covina gets out of the first round in Division 8 than your on drugs.Yikes. Lol

  22. Coacher's Gravatar Coacher
    December 31, 2017 - 6:35 pm | Permalink

    Then maybe San Dimas and Northview should get bumped down…
    From T. Peterson: Exactly.

  23. Colt75's Gravatar Colt75
    December 31, 2017 - 6:18 pm | Permalink

    Yet san dimas took an L still yikes!!

  24. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    December 31, 2017 - 6:16 pm | Permalink

    Lol…. I know, just exaggerating. Covina would have had an early exit too if it played in Division 8. Big difference from Division 11 to 8.

  25. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    December 31, 2017 - 5:49 pm | Permalink

    San Dimas and Northview play in 10 divisions higher than Covina.lol… Yikes
    From T. Peterson: Actually just 3 divisions higher. Northview and San Dimas are both in Division 8.

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