Girls' Tennis Coach of the Year: Danville's Mark Bacys
Why he won: The Vikings won the Big 12 Conference championship and later earned the sectional title while sending two doubles teams to the state tourney.
Season highlight: "Winning the conference championship and the first sectional title since 2003."
A few of my favorite things: Aurelio's Pizza in Chicago ... R.E.M. ... "The Shawshank Redemption" ... any NFL game ... an Audi Q7 ... Roger Federer ... any Chicago team besides the Cubs ... visiting all seven continents ... watching my daughter play a Centre Court match at Wimbledon.