"I was sure surprised when I got the honor. But, you don't coach for the recognition. There's a lot of good coaches out there, some more deserving than me. But, you don't get those awards without a good team behind you," Breeden said.
The coach is going to have to fill some pretty big basketball shoes this coming season with the departure of four-year All-Star Jeanine Deno and starter Lindsay Myers who both graduated in June.
He said he has a core group of eight to 10 players to work with for next season. "They are just different kinds of athletes than we have had the last four years. But, they are going to be a lot of fun to work with.
"Players like Kristen Gibbert will help us. Lindsey Chessum, who played for us last season is back and she's gotten stronger this summer. Jessica von Tillow, who transferred in last January, is going to help us a lot. There's Jessica Forster and Ankineh Zadoorian.
"These girls were either on the bench or in JV last season, but they are going to get the opportunity to start.
"The challenge now is to get them ready for league. We will work hard in preseason to start another run at the league title," the coach said.
Part of his plan to get his girls ready for next season is to have them play summer league basketball. "We play 40 to 45 games during the summer.
"Right now we are in the middle of the schedule and we're not doing too well. We're 10-12. I didn't think we would have a record like that. But losing Jeanine and (Lindsey) Myers left us with a couple of big spots to fill.