March 21, 1995 |
Paul Orris, that janitor with a big broom, isn't high and mighty about his position. Sure, he's the Corona del Mar boys' basketball coach, running one of the most consistent programs in Orange County. But there have been others. Orris has followed Tandy Gillis and Jack Errion, his mentors, in the job. Even after nine seasons, it still feels as if he is housesitting. "I took over a pretty good program," said Orris, The Times Orange County coach of the year. "It was already established.
December 31, 1987 |
The Coast Christmas Tournament final was too slow for Edison High School and ended too quickly for Corona del Mar. Edison won the tournament Wednesday, defeating Corona del Mar, 50-49, in the Estancia gym. The Chargers (10-4) outscored Corona del Mar, 18-17, in the fourth quarter by getting some semblance of its running game going. Edison's last four field goals were made via the running game.
March 4, 1987 |
Team cap-tain (teem kapten) n . The designated leader of a sports team, responsible for maintaining team morale, motivation and unity. See also Darren Morris of Corona del Mar High School. Morris is the quintessential team captain. Between phrases such as "We take one game at a time," and "Let's work as hard as we can," Morris surpasses the typical team captain. In a position often equated with team social director or doughnut supplier, Morris, a senior guard, takes his job seriously.
March 4, 1995
Corona del Mar's Paul Orris and Mater Dei's Gary McKnight have been selected as coaches for the 30th Orange County All-Star Boys' Basketball Game. Sponsored by the Costa Mesa Kiwanis Club, the game will be played April 22 at Orange Coast College. Orris, whose team played Friday in the Southern Section Division IV-AA championship game, will coach the South team. McKnight, whose Monarchs play tonight in the Division I-A title game at The Pond of Anaheim, will head the North squad.
February 28, 2001
Paul Orris has resigned as boys' basketball coach at Corona del Mar after 15 seasons. Orris, 53, said he would take at least one season off from coaching basketball, remaining as a math teacher at the school. Orris led his varsity teams to a 229-199 record, including Southern Section Division IV-AA championships in 1993 and '95. His Sea King teams won three league titles and made 12 trips to the postseason, where they were 29-10.
February 20, 1991 |
Corona del Mar 39, South Pasadena 36--Senior forward Jon Upham led all scorers with 16 points for the Sea Kings (13-12) in a defensive battle. "Our record is deceiving," Corona del Mar Coach Paul Orris said. "Almost every (nonleague) team we played this season finished first in their league. Playing that kind of schedule helps us when it's tournament time." The Sea Kings and the Tigers were tied, 29-29, going into the fourth quarter.