The National High School Coaches Association (“NHSCA”) is proud to announce the winners for its 2015 National High School Coach of the Year Awards.
2015 NHSCA National Boys’ Soccer Coach of the Year
Terry Michler, Christian Brothers College High School, St. Louis, Missouri
Terry Michler is America’s winningest high school soccer coach in America with a lifetime mark of 896-209-99. Michler has led CBC to seven of its state record eight state championships. This past season, he was honored by the Missouri State High School Activities Association with its Distinguish Service Award. He a member of the Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame and the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame.
Michler is the second straight Missourian to win the NHSCA National Boys’ Soccer Coach of the Year Award. Last year, Greg Vitello of De Smet High School was given the prestigious honor. The first Missouri coach to win the award was Charlie Martel of St. Louis University High School in 2004.
This is the 16th year straight year the NHSCA has honored these achievers in the high school coaching community nationwide. This year’s recipients, selected in a total of 20 boys and girls sports, are from 18 different states. Florida and New Jersey lead the way with two coaches being honored and 16 states claiming one honoree each.
While these coaches represent a multitude of different backgrounds, they exhibit a common theme: a strong dedication to supporting and developing high school student-athletes.
“This announcement is always a lot of fun for me,” said NHSCA Executive Director Bob Ferraro, Jr. “The coaches we are honoring today are outstanding examples for successful high school coaches in their sport. They place a high value on the teamwork skills their players learn for success in the classroom and on the field, and we are proud to be honoring all of them.”