By Steve Breazeale
When the final buzzer sounded on December 28, the scoreboard at Oaks Christian High School read: JSerra 65, Newbury Park 24.
The JSerra girls basketball team had just won their 10th game of the season, giving head coach Mary Rossignol her 100th career victory. In the school’s 10-year history, no coach had yet to reach the historic mark.
Rossignol and the Lions (17-4, 3-1 league) have rattled off seven more wins since that time, placing JSerra in the hunt for a Trinity League title and Rossignol’s current career-win total at 107 and counting.
“As a coach winning is great, but to hit a milestone like that is something you never forget,” Rossignol said in a press release. “It has taken time, commitment and hard work but it has all been worth it.”
Rossignol was instated as the Lions head coach at the start of the 2007-2008 season and has led JSerra to the playoffs each year, including a CIF-SS semifinals and Division 4 state championship tournament appearance in 2011.
This season the Lions trail first-place Mater Dei by one game in the league standings and will play host to the Monarchs on January 26 in a game that could decide the Trinity League title.