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Norwich Free Academy's Bob McPhail named Boys' Golf Coach of the Year

Wednesday, June 8, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Mattie Potter
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The National High School Coaches Association (“NHSCA”) is proud to Bob McPhail, head coach at Norwich Free Academy in Norwich, Connecticut as its National High School Boys’ Golf Coach of the Year.

McPhail began as the head coach of NFA’s golf program in 1972. He has been inducted into the Norwich Sports and Norwich Free Academy Halls of Fame and se Norwich Free Academy co-head golf coach Bob McPhail with some of the varsity team members at the Norwich Golf Course. rved as secretary of the Eastern Connecticut Conference for over 20 years. McPhail’s all-time record is 656-170. McPhail also started the girls program and coached for eight years and 56 wins.

“We are pleased to honor Coach McPhail,” said Bobby Ferraro, Executive Director of the NHSCA. “Coach McPhail has built Norwich Free Academy into one of the best high school golf programs in Connecticut. He’s dedicated many years to mentoring and developing student-athletes.”
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Throughout 2016, the NHSCA will be honoring high achievers in the high school coaching community by naming Coaches of the Year in a total of 20 boys’ and girls’ sports. It’s the 17th straight year that the NHSCA has presented its National Coach of the Year Awards.

Each one of the honorees will receive a beautiful trophy, plus they will be honored in the National High School Sports Hall of Fame Museum that the NHSCA will be building in the near future.

Following are the NHSCA’s past selections for National High School Boys’ Golf Coach of the Year.

2015 – Dave Messerli – Marion HS, Iowa
2014 – George Bitner – Spring Lake HS, Michigan
2013 – Jim Jacobsen – Bergen Catholic HS, New Jersey
2012 – Jeff Doherty – Edmond North HS, Oklahoma
2011 – Larry Ries – Hunterdon Central HS, New Jersey
2010 – Darrell Berglund - Hazen HS, North Dakota
2009 – Jim Bennett - Grosse Ile HS, Michigan
2008 - Richard Gaard - Decorah HS, Iowa
2007 – Terry Nelson - Whitefish HS, Montana
2006 – Marty Donlon - St. Xavier HS, Kentucky
2005 – Rob Prentiss - St. Charles North HS, Illinois
2004 – Bill Roller – Jenks HS, Oklahoma
2003 – Mark Kedy – Ada HS, Oklahoma
2002 – Mike Ellis - Canlais HS, Maine
2001 – David Hutton - Grandville HS, Michigan
2000 – Wayne Everett – Kingston HS, Tennessee

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