One thing John Emme has learned through his 15 years as the baseball coach at Corona del Mar High is if he lands the best athletes on campus, his team is going to be pretty good.
Emme got one of the top athletes at the school in Andrew McCormack to play for him for four years.
McCormack stood out, not just because of the afro he used to sport. Emme was never a fan of the hairdo, but he sure was of McCormack's abilities.
He played hard and he and his teams competed in the robust Pacific Coast League. Emme marveled at McCormack's talents.
How many athletes can lead the CdM boys' basketball team to a third straight CIF Southern Section quarterfinal appearance, then turn around a couple of weeks later and throw a complete-game gem for the baseball team against a defending section champion?
McCormack did in his last year in high school.