Vince Combs, who coached Inglewood High's basketball team to an unbeaten season and a mythical national championship in 1980, has returned to coach his former team.
He replaces Art Bias, who resigned last week after coaching the Sentinels for seven years.
"I'm excited, but I'm scared," Combs said. "I don't want people to look back. I don't want people to say, 'God, the savior's back.'
"I think we'll be all right. I want to continue the Inglewood tradition."
Combs coached Inglewood from 1977 to 1980, guiding the Sentinels to a 71-9 record. He capped it off with a 29-0 mark in 1980, the year Inglewood won the CIF 4-A title with a team that inclu1684366368Phoenix Suns guard Jay Humphries.
Combs left Inglewood the following year to be assistant coach at the University of San Francisco. He coached there for two seasons before USF dropped its basketball program.