BURROUGHS HIGH — There are not many instances when a team is coached by a hall of famer. However, the Burroughs High boys' soccer team has gotten just that opportunity.
Mike Kodama, a legendary Indians' coach and 2009 Burroughs Athletic Hall of Fame inductee, has returned to the school to again lead the boys' soccer program.
"That's kind of funny," said Kodama, referring to his hall-of-fame credentials. "I guess that will have to update the plaque some time."
Kodama's hall-of-fame plaque is chalk full of accomplishments, as he served as the Indians' coach for 22 years before stepping down in 2009.
Kodama ended his first tenure with the program as one of the most successful coaches in school history in any sport. His seven league titles — five in the Foothill League and two in the Pacific League — are second all-time behind Bob Dunivant, who won 10 championships in football.