WAUSAU (WAOW) - Wausau East Cross Country Coach Tim Olson has been selected by the Wisconsin Cross Country Coaches Association as the recipient of the 2009-10 NFHS Coaches Association Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year Award for Wisconsin. Annually, the NFHS identifies and recognizes a coach from each state for significant achievement in their sport.
State level recipients are considered for NFHS Sectional recognition. National Coaches of the Year are then chosen from the sectional winners. Award recipients are selected based upon a variety of criteria including their coaching record, background, coaching honors, and involvement in community and school organizations.
Each year approximately 1000 coaches are recognized at the state level, 168 coaches are recognized at the sectional level and 21 coaches are recognized at the national level. Wisconsin coaches are members of Section 4, which represents the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
The mission of the NFHS Coaches Association is to enhance the professional development of all high school sports coaches in order to improve interscholastic athletics in America.
From Athletic Director Greg Harvey: "Coach Olson is very deserving of this tremendous honor. He has distinguished himself as a true leader of our student-athletes, and he has done so by consistently exhibiting the characteristics of respect, integrity, compassion, and excellence in everything he does for his program. We are very honored to have Coach Olson as a member of the Wausau East family, and we are extremely proud of the recognition he has received by his coaching peers."
Courtesy: Wausau East Press Release