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Paly's Earl Hansen named state 'coach of the year'

Vikings' strong season capped by stunning Dec. 17 win paved way for honor for Hansen

Earl Hansen, the longtime football coach at Palo Alto High School, was named the Cal-Hi Sports State Coach of the Year following a grand year for the Paly Vikings football team, including winning the state title Dec. 17.

Paly's 14-0 standing is a school record for wins. The Vikings nailed the Central Coast Section Open Division title before beating the heavily favored Centennial-Corona team 15-13 in the Division I state bowl game.

Hansen is the sixth CCS coach to win state coach-of-the-year honors since 1970, the Associated Press reported Monday night.

-- Palo Alto Online staff

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