HUNTINGTON BEACH — Dan Glenn and Bryan Cottriel used to win a lot together at Newport Harbor High. Glenn was in charge of the boys' and girls' volleyball programs and Cottriel was his assistant.
Glenn is still with the Sailors and Cottriel left five years ago to become a varsity head coach at another school. Before this season, none of Cottriel's teams had beaten a Glenn-coached team.
The two met on the court Monday night for the second time in a seven-day span. Cottriel got over on his mentor again.
It took three sets for Santa Margarita to defeat the Sailors last week to give Cottriel his first victory against Glenn. Three sets are all the Eagles needed to knock off Newport Harbor in the Orange County Championships boys' gold division final.
The Eagles won the best-of-three format, 25-12, 23-25, 15-11, at Edison High. They almost swept Newport Harbor, just as in last week's nonleague match.