The NFHS, which has been recognizing coaches through an awards program since 1982, honors coaches in the top 10 girls sports and top 10 boys sports (by participation numbers). Winners of NFHS awards must be active coaches during the year for which they receive their award. This year’s awards recognize coaches for the 2018-19 school year. Terry Michler Named National Coach of the Year
Recipients of this year’s national awards for boys soccer is Terry Michler, St. Louis (Missouri) Christian Brothers College High School. Check out this article from his 2015 win of this same award and his induction into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
Coach Michler won his 1,000 boys match this Fall, defeating Nixa during the annual Art Firley tournament in Jefferson City. He now has a 1004-294-117 record in 49 years coaching the Cadets. He has won nine State Championships since taking over in 1971, while the school holds ten overall – 1968, 83, 84, 88, 2004, 05, 09, 12, 16, 18.
Congratulations to CBC Soccer Coach, Terry Michler, who has been selected as the 2018-19 NATIONAL COACH of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations. Everyone at CBC congratulates Coach Michler for this amazing award.
— cbccadets (@cbccadets) January 16, 2020
— CBC High School (@CBCHighSchool) November 29, 2019
— CBC High School (@CBCHighSchool) October 19, 2019
Today in St. Louis soccer history: Jan. 17, 1986 — 3 St. Louisans receive national awards: Warren Lipka, college GK of the year; Kevin Hundelt, HS player of the year; Terry Michler, HS coach of the year. @MSUEaglesSoccer @CBCdutchTouch @CBC_Soccer @stlouisambush @SIUEMensSoccer pic.twitter.com/fgzZk4ICOX
— Dave Lange (@soccermadeinstl) January 17, 2020
Per this article in STLHighSchool Sports, In addition to his eighth national award, Michler has been named the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) coach of the year in 1985; the Studentsportssoccer.com coach of the year in 2004; the NFHS coach of the year in 2010 and 2018; the National High School Coaches Association coach of the year in 2015 and the All-USA Today and Top Drawer soccer coach of the year in 2018.