Camanche naive and former local coach Todd Borrison is getting ready to receive one of the Iowa Girls' High School Athletic Union's most distinguished awards this week during the state tournament in Des Moines.
Borrison, the current head coach at Mediapolis High School, is the 2019 basketball recipient of the Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union’s Golden Plaque of Distinction Award.
Mediapolis went 20-3 this season. Borrison teaches junior high resources and special education.
The IGHSAU’s Golden Plaque of Distinction honors the Iowa coach who has demonstrated a successful career while making notable contributions toward school, community and the coaching profession.
Coach Borrison has been coaching coaching for 26 seasons and success has followed him at all of his stops, which includes Preston (Easton Valley), Davenport Assumption, Southeast Polk, North Scott, Camanche and, currently, Mediapolis. He owns over 450 career wins and has taken 11 teams to the State Basketball Tournament.
He led Preston to back-to-back state crowns in 2000 and 2001 and led Davenport Assumption to the 2008 state championship. Borrison has won State Coach of the Year four times and has been honored as District Coach of the Year 11 times and was a National Coach of the Year finalist in 2012.
Borrison has been active with the Iowa Girls Coaches Association, the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association and served on the IGHSAU basketball advisory committee.
Todd is a Camanche native and graduate of North Dakota State. He and his wife, Trish, have two sons, Cade and Kye. Before moving to Mediapolis to coach the Bullettes, he was most recently at the helm of the Camanche girls' squad. He also served as activities director for Camanche at that time. Cade was on the fourth place Indians' team in 2017.