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Emmaus’ Sue Butz Stavin named NHSCA Field Hockey Coach of the Year

Thursday, January 26, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Easton, PA – January 26, 2017 - The National High School Coaches Association (“NHSCA”) is proud to announce Sue Butz-Stavin, head coach at Emmaus High School in Emmaus, Pennsylvania as its National High School Field Hockey Coach of the Year. This is the second time Butz-Stavin, who is America’s all-time winningest high school field hockey coach, has received this honor. The only other coach to be honored twice by the NHSCA is Bob Ladouceur, former head football coach at De La Salle High School in Concord, California, who was named National Football Coach of the Year in 2001 and 2004.
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Butz-Stavin, who was the NHSCA National Field Hockey Coach of the Year in 2007, has quite the list of accolades. She led Emmaus to its second straight Pennsylvania Class 3A state title this last year. The Green Hornets finished undefeated for the second straight season and now own a 55-game win streak. Butz-Stavin, who has been coaching for 40 years, is now seven wins away from 900 lifetime coaching victories. This year’s state title was the 12th for Emmaus under the legendary coach.

“We are extremely pleased to honor Sue again,” said Eric Hess, the Executive Director of the NHSCA. “Coach Butz-Stavin has not only established Emmaus as one of the top programs in Pennsylvania, but also as one of the best in America year-in and year-out. Her commitment to excellence for her student-athletes is second to none. We’re proud to honor Sue as only our second two-time winner of our National Coach of the Year Awards.”

Throughout 2017, 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 18th straight year that the NHSCA has presented its National Coach of the Year Awards.


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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.

Past NHSCA National Field Hockey Coaches of the Year
2016 – Linda Kreiser – Lower Dauphin HS, Pennsylvania
2015 – Laurie Kerr – Warren Hills HS, New Jersey
2014 – Tara Worley – Lakeland HS, Virginia
2013 – Eileen Donahue – Watertown HS, Massachusetts
2012 – Lillian “Lil” Shelton – Severna Park HS, Maryland
2011 – Wendy Wilson – Tabb HS, Virginia
2010 – Danyle Heilig – Eastern Regional HS, New Jersey
2009 – Karen Klassner – Wyoming Seminary, Pennsylvania
2008 – Robin Chandler – The Hotchkiss School, Connecticut
2007 – Sue Butz-Stavin – Emmaus HS – Pennsylvania
2006 – Diane Chapman – Garden City HS – New York
2005 – Amy Longley – Hathaway Brown School, Ohio
2004 – Paul Doughty – Skowhegan HS, Maine
2003 – Debby Watson – Villa Duchesne HS, Missouri
2002 – Diana Walker – Sanford HS, Maine
2001 – Bob Derr – Lititz HS, Pennsylvania
2000 – Linda Nixon – Springfield Twp. HS, Pennsylvania

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