United Soccer Coaches Honors NCAA National Staffs of the Year
Founded in 1941 and based in Kansas City, Missouri, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America has grown into the world’s largest soccer coaches’ organization that serves members at every level of the game. Now, with a new name — United Soccer Coaches, the organization is taking new leaps in growing the beautiful game. Now the USC turns its attention to honor the best of the NCAA.
Soccer News: United Soccer Coaches announced on Tuesday the association’s 2017 National Staff of the Year recipients for NCAA men’s and women’s soccer, as voted on by coaches in each NCAA division.
The NCAA works every day to inspire coaches and ignite their passion for the game so they pass it on to players and others in the soccer community.
Five of the six award winners claimed NCAA championships in 2017, while Duke reached College Cup for a fourth time in program history with a school record 23 victories.
2017 NCAA National Staffs of the Year
NCAA DI Men: Stanford University, led by head coach Jeremy Gunn
NCAA DI Women: Duke University, led by head coach Robbie Church
NCAA DII Men: University of Charleston, led by head coach Dan Stratford
NCAA DII Women: Univ. of Central Missouri, led by head coach Lewis Theobald
NCAA DIII Men: Messiah College, led by head coach Brad McCarty
NCAA DIII Women: Williams College, led by head coach Michelyne Pinard
These six staffs will be honored at the United Soccer Coaches Awards Banquet on January 19, 2018 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in conjunction with the 2018 United Soccer Coaches Convention.
United Soccer Coaches announced the association’s Regional Staff of the Year recipients last month for NCAA men’s soccer and women’s soccer. Each Regional Staff of the Year was on the ballot for National Staff of the Year, along with the addition of staffs from all schools which reached the semifinals of their respective NCAA Championship.
Source: USC Press Release