Cheyenne East High School - Cheyenne, Wyoming
Gardner is an outstanding example for successful high school soccer
coaches," NHSCA executive director Bob Ferraro said. "They place a high
value on the teamwork skills players learn for success in the classroom
and on the field, and we are proud to be honoring him."
Gardner's teams at Cheyenne East have been a Wyoming powerhouse for many
years. He coached the Lady Thunderbirds to seven Class 4A state titles,
including back-to-back state crowns in 1987-88, 1995-96 and 2001 02,
and also has led them to six state runner-up finishes and a third-place
showing. He also is a board member of the Cheyenne Sting club, which
helps feed both East and cross-town rival Cheyenne Central High.
Gardner's teams also are outstanding in the classroom, having been
recognized as Academic Team All-Americans by the National Soccer Coaches
Association of America with a 3.71 overall grade-point average (GPA) in
2002 and a 3.53 overall GPA in 2003.
Carmel High School - Carmel, Indiana
10 years at Carmel High, Dixon has guided his teams to the state's
Final Four nine times, winning titles in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, and
2000 and finishing second in 1996. This year's team, which finished
22-1-1, set a state championship-game scoring record in a 5-0 victory
over Chesterton High, and was unscored upon in eight state tournament
series games. The team was ranked No. 1 nationally at one time during
the season. Dixon's career record is 204-7-12. Dixon was selected the
state's Coach of the Year in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, and 2000, Sectional
Coach of the Year by the National Federation of Interscholastic Coaches
of Athletics in 1996, 1997, and 1998, and Regional Coach of the Year by
the National Soccer Coaches Association in 1993, 1994, and 2000.
St. Joseph's Academy - St. Louis, Missouri
McVey's direction, St. Joseph's Academy had its best girls soccer
season ever, finishing the season with a 28-0-1 record to become the
first Missouri team to go through a season unbeaten. St. Joseph's
Academy earned a unanimous No. 1 ranking nationally in the National
Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Girls Spring Top 20 and
also by StudentВ Sports.com.
In a state level, St. Joseph's Academy won its second consecutive Class
4A state title under McVey, and its fourth in six years.
Marlborough High School - Marlborough, Massachusetts
that a coach leads his squad to over 300 wins in his career it is an
accomplishment to be celebrated," said NHSCA executive director Bob
Ferraro. "The NHSCA is proud to honor Doug Freeman as the National High
School Girls Soccer Coach of the Year." Freeman has led his
teams at Marlborough High to three state championships and over 300 wins
in his 22 years as the girls soccer coach. A member of his state's hall
of fame for soccer coaches, Freeman has led Marlborough to 12 league
championships while compiling a winning percentage of 77-percent.
New Trier High School - Winnetka, Illinois
Burnside of New Trier High in Winnetka, Illinois is the Girl's NHSCA
National Soccer Coach of the Year winner.В В В Burnside's troops won a
second straight Illinois title with back-to-back undefeated campaigns.
University High School - San Francisco, California
58, is believed to have won more soccer games than any other American
high school coach. A Philadelphia native who played five sports at
Friends Central School, Taylor has coached the boys and girls teams at
University High since 1979. He earned his 1,000th career victory in
October 2003, and his record at the time stood at 1,000-175-105 (.851
winning percentage), with his girls teams earning 554 of those
victories. His boys teams have won four North Coast Section Class A
state titles, most recently in 2004. He has coached 20 High School
All-Americans, including World Cup player Tiffany Roberts and former
WUSA star Megan Horvath.
M. Stoneman Douglas High School - Parkland, Florida
15th season at Douglas was a record-setting one. Her 2006 team finished
23-1-1 and won its fourth consecutive Class 6A state title, becoming
the first public school to win four straight in Florida. Her career
record is 392-58-32, with 332 of those victories coming at Douglas, and
her teams have won 13 consecutive district titles and made 10
appearances in the state's Final Four. The National Soccer Coaches
Association of America's South Region Division 1 Coach of the Year in
2005, Rountree was voted Coach of the Year by the Florida Dairy Farmers
for the third time in four years, and is the only coach to win the award
in back-to-back years in its 14-year history.
St. Thomas Aquinas High School Fort Lauderdale, Florida
24 seasons at St. Thomas Aquinas, Giron's teams have compiled a record
of 586-50-12 - second on the national victory list - and won 10 Class 5A
state titles, including seven straight from 1993-99. His Raiders also
won titles in 1990, 2004 and 2005. Five of Giron's teams finished the
season ranked No. 1 nationally by the NSCAA, in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
and 2004, and the Raiders own national records for goals in a season
(238), consecutive victories (118), unbeaten streak (145), consecutive
shutouts (26) and shutouts in a season (29). Giron received the Lifetime
Achievement Award from the Florida Athletic Coaches Association and
National Coach of the Year honors from the National Federation of State
High School Associations in 1997, and was inducted into the Broward Hall
of Fame in 1994.
Kinnelon High School - Kinnelon, New Jersey
has been a girls soccer coach for 27 years. His career started with a
successful 22-year run at Denville Morris Catholic High. From 1981
through 2002, Racine's teams compiled a 410-58-20 record, 17 conference
championships, 14 state sectional titles, 11 state titles and six Morris
County Tournament crowns. Also the school's winter and spring track and
field coach, Racine's spring teams posted a 120-29 record, earning 11
conference titles and four Parochial B state titles. In 2003, Racine
took on the task of building a program at Kinnelon. After his team won
just one of its first eight games and posted a 22-25-5 record through
three seasons, the Colts finished a school-record 19-4-1 in 2006 and won
their first state title, giving Racine the most state titles (15) of
any active coach in the nation. Last year, despite moving up to Group 2,
Kinnelon finished 16-4-2 and advanced to the North 1 region
quarterfinals, improving his career mark to 467-91-28. He also is an
assistant track coach for the Colts.
Waubonsie Valley High School - Aurora, Illinois
to 2007, only three teams in the history of Illinois high school girls
soccer had completed a season undefeated. Under Bergstrom's direction,
Waubonsie Valley accomplished the feat in back-to-back seasons. The
Warriors finished the 2007 spring season with a 30-0-1 record and won
their first state championship, earning the No. 1 ranking in the final
2007 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/adidas
spring national poll. The 30 victories matched the state single-season
record, and Bergstrom was voted the NSCAA/adidas National Coach of the
Year in Girls Division 1. Last spring, the Warriors finished 26-0-1
while repeating as state and spring national champions. This spring,
despite the graduation of eight starters from a year ago, the loss of
its best player to a knee injury and the end of a 59-match streak
without a loss, Waubonsie Valley was 13-3 at press time and ranked No. 1
among Chicago-area teams by the Chicago Sun-Times. Now in her ninth
season, Bergstrom's career record heading into the postseason stands at
163-42-14. A standout goalkeeper at Northern Illinois University, she
still owns a share of the school record for shutouts, posting eight in
Bishop Kelley High School - Tulsa, Oklahoma
graduate of Bishop Kelley who received his bachelors and master’s
degrees from the University of Tulsa, Tokarchik has two passions:
teaching math and coaching girls soccer, which he has done for the past
11 seasons. The latter has been obvious, as he led the Lady Comets to
state titles in each of his first nine seasons. Those stretched the
school’s overall winning streak to 10, a state record in soccer. The
first six titles, from 2000 through 2005, were in 4A. When soccer
expanded to six classes the next year, Bishop Kelley moved up to 5A,
where Tokarchik’s teams added three more titles, in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
His teams own an overall record of 172-8, a .956 winning percentage,
and built a 50-match winning streak that spanned three seasons, from
2006 to 2009. The state title streak ended in 2009 with a loss in the
state semifinals, but Tokarchik’s team started a new streak this year,
posting a 17-1 record in the process. The state’s Coach of the Year in
2003, Tokarchik twice was selected Region Private/Parochial Coach of the
Year by the NSCAA, and was the organization’s National Coach of the
Year in 2005.
Rivendell Academy - Orford, New Hampshire
67, retired from a 30-year coaching career after leading the Raptors to
a 17-1 record and their first-ever Vermont Division IV state
championship last fall, the sixth soccer title of his career. That
achievement earned him NSCAA Division II National Coach of the Year
honors for the second time in his career. Tenney previously won the
award in 2001 at Hanover (N.H.) High, where he coached for 27 seasons.
His career record as a soccer coach was 432-79-17,
including a 36-12-1 mark in three seasons at Rivendell. He led Hanover
to the state tournament in each of his 27 seasons, never had a losing
season and reached the 250-victory plateau faster than any coach in New
Hampshire history. His teams advanced to eight state title games and won
five state titles. Tenney was named the state’s Coach of the Year eight
times, the New England Coach of the Year in 2001 and was inducted into
the New Hampshire Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1998. The
National Federation of State High School Associations named him its
National Girls Soccer Coach of the Year in 2006. Tenney also was a
successful girls basketball coach, leading Sunapee (N.H.) High to
back-to-back Class S state titles in 2006 and 2007, and led Hanover’s
softball team to a state title in his only season as coach in 1983. He
will remain the Director of Parks and Recreation for the town of
Hanover, a position he has held for 33 years.
Broad Run High School - Ashburn, Virginia
just her 10th season at the helm, Collins already is a two-time NSCAA
National Coach of the Year, having earned the honor in 2004 and 2009.
She also was named Group AA Coach of the Year by the Virginia High
School Coaches Association in 2010. The four-time defending AA state
champions, Collins’ team, 6-2-4 so far this season, faces the biggest
challenge in its history this spring, having moved up to big-class 3A.
Entering this season, Collins’ teams have a career record of 172-19-11
and five AA state titles, in 2001, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, and a
second-place finish in 2004. The Spartans compiled a 92-3-2 mark during
the past four state championship years, including back-to-back unbeaten
seasons in 2008 (24-0) and 2009 (23-0-1). They posted 62 shutouts in
those four years, outscoring their opponents by a combined 363-47
margin. That run also includes a 57-match unbeaten streak and an
84-match streak against district opponents. Four of Collins’ teams have
allowed less than one goal per game, led by the 2009 team, which allowed
just four goals all season. The Spartans’ goals-against percentage of
0.17 that season is a single-season state record, as are their 24
victories in 2008 and 2011.
Trinity Catholic High School - St. Louis, Missouri
Catholic’s (formerly St. Thomas Aquinas) Vince Drake is a legend in
high school soccer, becoming the first coach in America to win 1,000
games as girls’ and boys’ soccer coach. Drake passed the 1,000 win
plateau in 2011. Drake has led the girls’ program to one state title and
the boys’ soccer program to 10 Missouri state championships.
Ramapo High School, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
America’s winningest girls’ high school soccer coach, Paul Heenehan and his Ramapo girls’ soccer team finished runner-up in New Jersey’s Group 3 classification in 2013. In 30 years at the helm, Heenehan has led the school to 12 state championships and one national championship while amassing a record of 691 wins. With a lifetime record of 691-81-23, Heenehan will have a chance next year to become the first girls’ soccer coach in America to win 700 games.
Immaculate Heart Academy, Township of Washington, New Jersey
Brandon Silva guided Immaculate Heart Academy to a national championship in 2014, finishing #1 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s national rankings. During the season, IHA finished 22-0 and snapped defending national champion Northern Highlands’ 88 match unbeaten streak. Silva won the national title just two years into being the program’s head coach. Previously, Silva was the head coach at Demarest High School for seven seasons. Silva is the second straight New Jersey coach to win the NHSCA National Girls’ Soccer Coach of the Year Award. Last year, Paul Heenehan, America’s all-time leader in girls’ soccer victories was the winner. He is the third winner from the Garden State with Steve Racine of Kinnelon HS being named Girls’ Soccer COY in 2008.
Union High School, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Elliott led Union to its second straight Oklahoma 6A state title this past season. The Redskins currently own a 36 match win streak. This past season, Union outscored its opponents 64-5. Prior to taking the reins at Tulsa Union, Elliott was the Head Coach at Northeastern State University from 1991-1995 and was the Assistant at Oral Roberts University from 1995 thru 1997.