When one inspiring high school basketball story hits close to home
Following his fourth state championship in 2013, Damian was nominated for the National High School Federation's National Coach of the Year award. He also notched his fourth Albuquerque Metro Coach of the Year Award for Class 3 and 4A. Despite graduating four of five starters, the 2013-2014 St. Pius Sartans are currently ranked No. 3 in New Mexico Class 4A, with a 17-6 record. Recently, Damian celebrated three years of remission.