The Montana Coaches Association is pleased to announce that the following 13 Montana Coaches and one Athletic Director have been selected as “Finalists” for National Coach or AD of the Year, by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA):
|Liz||Flikkema||Athletic Director||Manhattan Christian|
|Terry||Thomas||Boys’ Basketball||Beaverhead County|
|John||Sillitti||Boys’ Cross Country||Manhattan|
|Karen||Deden||Girls’ Basketball||Missoula Sentinel|
|Joanne||Cleveland||Girls’ Cross Country||Corvallis|
|Susan||Loeffler||Girls’ Track & Field||Bigfork|
|Julie||Shepherd||Special Sports (Cheer)||Choteau|
Coaches are nominated from each member state. 8 Finalists are selected in each sport category. This is a tremendous honor for Montana and for each of these well-deserved individuals.
Finalists will be honored during The National Coach of the Year Awards Banquet which will take place at the NHSACA National Convention in Bismarck, ND, on the evening of June 26, 2019. The highlight of the banquet will be the naming of the NHSACA National Coach of the Year in nineteen recognized sports categories. The nominees and finalists are evaluated by experts in the field of coaching, using a sport-specific rubric to assign points in each category. NHSACA was formed by coaches, for coaches, and has been recognizing National Coaches of the Year since 1978.
Friends, family and fellow coaches are encouraged to attend the NHSACA Convention and Award Ceremony. For more information, go to: http://www.hscoaches.org/