08/12/14 – North Hardin’s Webb, Bryan Station’s Broadnax Named Kentucky Track & Field Coaches of the Year By USTFCCCA

August 12, 2014 2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 12, 2014 

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) today announced the state-by-state winners of its inaugural High School Coach of the Year award. One boys coach and one girls coach were chosen from each of the 50 states for their success during the 2014 season, with North Hardin’s James Webb (boys) and Bryan Station’s Kathy Broadnax (girls) receiving the honor for Kentucky.

Webb guided North Hardin to its second-straight KHSAA boys’ 3A state title in 2014, while Broadnax led Bryan Station to the girls’ 3A state title – the program’s first girls’ track and field championship since 1988.

The winners from each state, as chosen by a committee of experts from around the country, will be considered for the USTFCCCA’s first-ever National High School Coach of the Year award – announced later this month.

“We’ve established a tradition of recognizing our nation’s top collegiate coaches on a yearly basis, and we felt it was time to shine the spotlight on our best coaches at the high school level,” USTFCCCA CEO Sam Seemes said in a press release.

“As a professional coaches association, we deeply value the excellent work being done by high school coaches around the country, embodied by all of today’s award winners. They are not only preparing student-athletes for their next competitions but, more importantly, the next steps along their paths to adulthood.”

The factors taken into consideration during the selection process for the state honorees included team score and placement at the state meet, the number of different events in which student-athletes qualified, individual championships, and how their team’s performances measured up to previous seasons.

An inaugural High School Coach of the Year award for cross country will be awarded during the upcoming 2014 season.

– KHSAA –

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 277 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 43 state championships in 13 sports and 4 sport activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.

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