Since Gary McKnight began coaching the Monarch's varsity basketball team in 1983,  the Monarchs have won 28 league titles (23 consecutive),  21 CIF Southern-Section championships,  12 Southern California regional titles, and, in a record 12 appearances,  tied the state-title record with 8 CIF state championships.  On January 18, 2010, McKnight won his 844th game, breaking the state High School Basketball Wins record previously held by Mike Phelps ( Bishop O'Dowd in Oakland and St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda ).   As of the 2010–2011 season, McKnight is the winningest high school varsity basketball coach in state history with a record of 892-81. 
Student attendance is important—don’t allow students to miss school.
Students should practice as often as possible. Have your student play for you occasionally. Encourage excellence from them!
Your child is not Superman/Superwoman! Avoid overloading them with too many extra activities. Their performance will suffer overall.
Become involved with your student’s band activities. Your presence at our events means a lot to your child and the other students in our program. Volunteering is a great way to be involved. Extra help is always needed, and it counts for your volunteer hours!
Make positive and encouraging comments about performances and competitions! Our attitudes reflect on our students, which in turn affects their performance.
Encourage good sportsmanship toward each other and to our competitors at all times.
Parents should encourage their children to achieve excellence in whatever they do. In the music program, practice and attendance at both rehearsals and performances is mandatory and will require parental support.