NFHS reveals 2014 National Coaches of the Year
Recipients for girls sports are:• Carmen Jackson, track and field, Miami (Florida) Northwestern Senior High School
• Curt DeHaan, basketball, Lynden (Washington) Christian Schools
• Laurie Glass, volleyball, Leland (Michigan) Public Schools
• Brian Song, soccer, Clarksville (Maryland) River Hill High School
• John Biedenbach, softball, Trenton (Michigan) High School
• Johnette Goldman, cross country, Heber Springs (Arkansas) High School
• Coleen Davis, tennis, Portland (Oregon) Episcopal School
• Maurice Ervin, swimming and diving, Littleton (Colorado) High School
• Leslie Bender, golf, Louisville (Kentucky) Sacred Heart Academy
Recipients for boys sports are:
• Dale Mueller, football, Ft. Thomas (Kentucky) Highlands High School
• John Lober, track and field, Traverse City (Michigan) Central High School
• Pat Rady, basketball, Cloverdale (Indiana) High School
• Rick Carpenter, baseball, Prosper (Texas) High School
• Lee Mitchell, soccer, Sandy (Utah) Alta High School
• Russ Cozart, wrestling, Brandon (Florida) High School
• Frank Trammel, cross country, Benton (Louisiana) High School
• Micheal Goll, tennis, Salina (Kansas) Central High School
• Roger Lauzon, golf, Lynnfield (Massachusetts) High School
• Claude Valle, swimming and diving, Weston (Massachusetts) High School
The recipient of the National Coach of the Year Award for spirit is Tina Fortner of Minonk (Illinois) Fieldcrest High School, and Joan Ganim of Broadview Heights (Ohio) Brecksville High School was chosen in the other sports category for girls gymnastics.
James N. Feldkamp of Troy, Michigan, was the recipient of the National Coach Contributor Award.
The NFHS Coaches Association has an advisory committee, composed of a chair and eight sectional representatives. The sectional committee representatives evaluate the state award recipients from the states in their respective sections and select the best candidates for the sectional award in each sport category. The NFHS Coaches Association Advisory Committee then considers the sectional candidates in each sport, ranks them according to a point system, and determines a national winner for each of the 20 sport categories, the spirit category and one “other” category.
A total of 533 coaches will be recognized this year with state, sectional and national awards.