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Baseball -- Phil Clark
Bartlett High School - Bartlett, Tennessee

Phil Clark, who has been a head baseball coach for over 30 years at three high schools in Tennessee, has won over 900 games during an illustrious career. The state’s all-time wins leader came to Bartlett in 2003 and led the school to its first state title in 2007. In all, his teams have won five Tennessee state baseball titles. This past season, Clark guided his team to a 26-11 record. Clark is a member of the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association and National High School Baseball Association’s Hall of Fames.


Boys Basketball -- Tony Harper
Montwood High School - El Paso, Texas

Tony Harper is the 2012 National High School Coaches Association’s National High School Boys’ Basketball Coach of the Year after becoming the fourth boys’ basketball coach in America to win 900 wins during the 2012-13 school year. Harper, who led Montwood to a 27-6 record this past season, ended the year with 908 lifetime victories. He, who took-over at Montwood in 1990, was named the University Interscholastic League’s Texas Boys’ Basketball Coach of the Year in 2011. In April, Harper resigned at Montwood to take the head coaching job at Cathedral High School.


Girls Basketball -- Miner Webster
Highland High School - Gilbert, Arizona

Miner Webster is the 2012 National High School Coaches Association’s National High School Girls’ Basketball Coach of the Year after leading Highland to a 32-3 record that put him one victory away for playing for a possible ninth Arizona state championship. This past season, Webster won his 700th game as a girls’ head basketball coach and finished the year with an all-time mark of 712-107 with stops at Highland and Gilbert High Schools. Before becoming a girls’ head coach, Webster also the head coach of the boys’ basketball team at Parker High School. Webster is second on Arizona’s all-time girls’ basketball coaching victories list behind Don Petranovich, who retired with 778 wins.


Boys Cross Country -- Jeff Morris
Perham High School - Perham, Minnesota

This past season Perham HS, Perham, Minnesota cross country Head Coach Jeff Morris led the Yellowjackets to a state meet record 37-points and 16:16 team average to claim the MSHSL Division A State Team Championship. The following week the Minnesota small school came within 10-points of 3rd place at NXN Heartland and being eligible for an at-large berth for Nike Cross Nationals. The Perham boys team was awarded the Division II National Team Championship as the top school in the nation with a total enrollment less than 500 students while also being ranked US#26 overall.


Girls Cross Country -- Jeff Devantier
Birmingham Seaholm - Birmingham, Michigan

This past season Seaholm HS, Birmingham, Michigan cross country Head Coach Jeff Devantier led the Lady Maples to a first-ever MHSAA Division I State Team Championship. Featuring three top 10 nationally ranked teams including then US#1 Grosse Pointe South HS, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI and US#5 Saline HS, Saline, MI; the Division I team championship was the most competitive state championship in the nation. While claiming the state team championship Seaholm HS also claimed a share of the National Team Championship and finished the 2012 cross country season ranked US#1.


Field Hockey -- Eileen Donahue
Watertown High School - Watertown, Massachusetts

Donahue ended the 2012 season by guiding Watertown to its 13th Massachusetts state field hockey championship, which was also the school’s 92nd straight game without a loss; going 90-0-2 during the streak. The win streak is tied for the fourth longest all-time in America. In her 27th year as head coach of the program, Watertown finished a perfect 23-0 in 2012 while wining the MIAA Division 2 title. Donahue’s lifetime record is 528-30-45.


Football -- J.T. Curtis
John Curtis Christian School, River Ridge, Louisiana

J.T. Curtis is the 2013 National High School Coaches Association’s National High School Football Coach of the Year after leading the school founded by his father John to its 25th Louisiana high school football championship in 2012. The Patriots also were crowned "mythical” national champs by multiple national media outlets. Since taking-over the John Curtis program, Curtis has become America’s second winningest coach with 520 victories. 2009 NHSCA National Football Coach of the Year John McKissick of Summerville High School in South Carolina is the all-time leader with 601 victories. Coach Curtis’ record is 520-54-6. The amassing thing about his record is that Curtis’ first team in 1969 didn’t win a game going 0-10.


Boys Golf -- Jim Jacobsen
Bergen Catholic High School - Oradell, New Jersey

Jim Jacobsen has had an incredible 31-year career as the boys’ head golf coach at Bergen Cathoic. The 2012-13 season saw Jacobsen win his 900th match. Jacobsen’s career record is 917-31-1, which he attributes to both luck and strategy.


Girls Golf -- Jodi Schoeck
Barrington High School - Barrington, Illinois

Barrington High School head coach Jodi Schoeck, a member of the Illinois Coaches Association Hall of Fame, just completed her 26th season as the leader of the Fillies program. She has guided the Fillies to 11 league titles and 12 Illinois regional titles Under Schoeck, Barrington has appeared nine times in the state finals. Schoeck’s 1996 team finished third in the state.


Boys Soccer -- Paul Rose
Jesuit High School - Sacramento, California

Paul Rose has been the head boys’ soccer coach at Jesuit High School since 1979 and during that time he’s become the winningest (684 victories) high school soccer coach in California. In 2011 he was named to the California Coaches Association Hall of Fame. This past season, Rose led his team to a #2 overall national ranking, finishing with a record of 27-1-1. During his tenure, Jesuit has finished #1 in the nation three times (2003, 2008, 2011).


Girls Soccer -- Vince Drake
Trinity Catholic High School - St. Louis, Missouri

Trinity 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.


Softball -- Robert Earl Radford
Northern High School, Owning, Maryland

Robert Earl Radford has built Northern High School in softball powerhouse. In 2013, Radford’s team was ranked #1 by after winning its sixth straight Maryland state softball title. The Patriots finished 23-0, extending their win streak to 76 straight without a loss.


Boys Swimming -- Kevin Kinel
Chesterton High School - Chesterton, Indiana

Kevin Kinel has been the head coach at Chesterton for over three decades. The 2012-13 school year was another great one as his Trojans won four individual events and two relay golf medals on the way to the school’s third Indiana state championship in the last six years. In his career, Kinel has produced 53 first-team All-Americans and three Olympic Trial qualifiers. This year, he was also named Coach of the Year by the Indiana High School Swimming Coaches Association.


Girls Swimming -- Nick Frasersmith
Regis Jesuit High School - Aurora, Colorado

Nick Frasersmith has been on the staff at Regis Jesuit since the mid-80’s, taking over the girls’ swim program in 2003. This past season, Frasersmith led his school to its second Colorado 5A state championship in three years. One of Frasersmith’s biggest challenges this year was managing the senior year of Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin, who returned to the pool to close out her high school career after an incredible summer performance at the 2012 London Summer Olympics.


Boys Tennis -- Tony Splendore
Mt. Pleasant High School - Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania

Tony Splendore has been the boys’ and girls’ tennis coach at Mt. Pleasant High School in western Pennsylvania for 39 years. With well-over 600 victories, Splendore is one of the winningest boys’ tennis coaches in Pennsylvania. Splendore’s started the school’s tennis program in 1972 when it had no home tennis courts, meaning the school had to play every match on the road. This past year, Splendore, who is retired from teaching, returned to the sidelines as the boys’ head basketball coach.


Girls’ Tennis -- Vin Romeo
The Miami Valley School - Dayton, Ohio

For 42 years, Vin Romeo has pulled double duty as the head coach of the girls’ and boy’s tennis teams at The Miami Valley School. He started both programs over four decades ago. This past season, Coach Romeo was saluted as Ohio’s all-time wins leader with over 600 victories for each program.


Boys Track & Field -- Robert Steele
North Rowan High School - Spencer, North Carolina

Robert Steele has had an incredible career at North Rowan that has seen him win 15 NCHSAA state championship, including a runner-up finish this past season. From 1994 through 1998, North Rowan won five straight state championships. He’s a member of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame.


Girls Track & Field -- June Villers
DeSoto High School - DeSoto, Texas

June Villers, a DeSoto alum, has build the Eagles into one of Texas’ top programs over the last decade. This past year, DeSoto won its third straight Texas Class 5A girls’ title. The state championship was the fourth overall for Villers’ team, including runner-up finishes in 2008 and 2010. During her time as head coach, she’s coached nationally-ranked athletes in the 4X400, long jump, triple jump, discus, shot put, 4X100, 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles and 400m.


Volleyball -- Jack Magelssen
Delton Kellogg School - Delton, Michigan

2012 saw Magelssen add to his national record for victories by leading Delton Kellogg School to the Michigan Class B state semifinals. Magelssen is America’s all-time winningest volleyball coach with 1,803 victories.


Wrestling -- Steve Tirapelle
Clovis High School - Clovis, California

Steve Tirapelle led Clovis High to its third straight California state wrestling championship during the 2012-13 season, plus a lofty national ranking. Tirapelle has spent 30 years as a head high school wrestling coach, the last 16 being at Clovis High where he’s led the school to 11 state titles. During his illustrious career as a head coach, Tirapelle has coached 80 state medalists and 19 state champions.

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