Results for America's Best 2015-16 Coach

Total Votes: 69

Andy Hilgartner, Boys Lacrosse

McDonogh School (Owings Mills, MD)

McDonogh won its first MIAA championship since 2005 and went undefeated through the nation’s most competitive conference. The team finished with an impressive 18-1 record, closing out the year on a 13-game win streak and as the No. 2 team...

Total Votes: 32,981

Arnie Miehe, Boys Cross Country

Darlington (Darlington, WI)

Miehe led the Redbirds to their fifth consecutive WIAA Division 3 state championship title. In a career that began in 1982, he has posted more than 2,400 dual victories, 17 conference crowns and four state runner-up appearances to go along ...

Total Votes: 2,012

Ashley Barber-Strunk, Softball

Sherwood (Sandy Spring, MD)

In her first three years in charge, Barber-Strunk has yet to lose a game as head coach. That’s 60 wins, zero losses, and three Maryland Class 4A state titles under her watch. Overall, Sherwood owns a state-record 103-game winning streak a...

Total Votes: 28

Bill Chase, Boys Hockey

Red River (Grand Forks, ND)

The Roughriders accomplished something this winter that hadn’t happened in North Dakota high school hockey for 49 years: They went undefeated en route to a state championship. The state crown was Red River’s 17th overall and third in Ch...

Total Votes: 10

Brian FitzGerald, Girls Track & Field

Rio Mesa (Oxnard, CA)

In 36 years coaching track and field at Rio Mesa, Brian FitzGerald has produced some of the USA’s top athletes. They included two former athlete of the year sprinters in Marion Jones and Angela Burnham. His latest elite sprinter is Zari...

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Total Votes: 76,402

Chris Parker, Boys Golf

Columbus (Columbus, GA)

Parker’s team won the Georgia Class AAAAAA title, posting a team score of 282 at the state tournament to win by 14 strokes. Not only was 282 the lowest score of any team in any classification in Georgia this season, it was the lowest sinc...

Total Votes: 9

Chris Robinson, Girls Lacrosse

McDonogh School (Owings Mills, MD)

Robinson led the Eagles to a seventh consecutive undefeated season -- running their national record winning streak to 155 games – and captured an eighth consecutive MIAA “A” Conference championship playing against one of the toughest ...

Total Votes: 55,722

Cindy Marcial, Girls Soccer

American Heritage (Plantation, FL)

The Patriots (22-1) dominated a challenging schedule, outscoring their opponents 131-5, and winning a fourth consecutive state 3A title. American Heritage has not lost a postseason game since falling in the 2012 state title game in a shooto...

Total Votes: 130

Doug Soles, Boys Track & Field

Great Oak (Temecula, CA)

Great Oak (Temecula, Calif.) dominated the distance relays in 2016 with record performances. Following up on a national championship cross country season, Great Oak athletes -- during an 8-day stretch in April -- broke the 4 x 1600 meters n...

Total Votes: 11,771

Eileen Donahue, Field Hockey

Watertown (Watertown, MA)

Watertown set a national record with its 154th game without a loss in mid-October and went to win its seventh consecutive state championship. By season’s end, Watertown’s streak was 160 consecutive games. This season, the team went 22-0...

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Total Votes: 492

Glenn Cecchini, Baseball

Barbe (Lake Charles, LA)

He coached his team to its ninth state title, including its third 5A title in a row. In 30 years as a coach at Barbe, including the last 29 as the head coach, he is 826-186, including 35-6 this season.

Total Votes: 6,360

Jaime Grossman, Girls Hockey

Eden Prairie (Eden Prairie, MN)

Grossman led the Eagles (22-7-2) to the Minnesota Class 2A state championship as a team without one obvious standout star. It was the first title for the fifth-year coach and the third title in program history.

Total Votes: 8

Jeff Jordan, Wrestling

Graham (St. Paris, OH)

The Falcons won their 16th consecutive Division II team state title this season as well as a fourth consecutive dual state championship since the inaugural event in 2013. Graham was the only team to defeat Super 25 No. 1 Blair Academy (Blai...

Total Votes: 829

Kristin McWilliams, Girls Cross Country

Winter Park (Winter Park, FL)

She led her team to back-to-back state 4A titles, the school’s fourth and fifth state crowns in the sport.

Total Votes: 7

Mark Bender, Girls Golf

Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma, WA)

He led Bellarmine Prep to the 2003 state championship before stepping away from the program for four years. He returned in 2008, and in 2010 won the first of what are now a state-record seven consecutive Class 4A championships.

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Total Votes: 15,609

Matt Logan, Football

Centennial (Corona, CA)

He coached the Huskies to a 14-1 season, the No. 7 spot in the final Super 25 football rankings, a second consecutive Pac-5 title and a runner-up finish in state Open Division.

Total Votes: 18

Mike Gorni, Boys Soccer

Central Bucks East (Doylestown, PA)

Gorni ended his highly decorated career with his first state title in his final game. The Patriots completed a 26-0 season to cap Gorni’s 21st season in which he has won more than 350 games and earned 11 state playoff berths.

Total Votes: 13

Peg Kopec, Girls Volleyball

St. Francis (Wheaton, IL)

The veteran coach led St. Francis to the Class 4A state championship, becoming the first volleyball team in Illinois history to win four consecutive titles. The championship was Kopec’s 12th overall, and she finished her coaching career w...

Total Votes: 17

Scott Allen, Girls Basketball

Paul VI Catholic (Fairfax, VA)

He led his team to a 33-1 record, its 10th consecutive Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association title and third consecutive Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title.

Total Votes: 10

Steve Baik, Boys Basketball

Chino Hills (Chino Hills, CA)

He coached the Huskies to 35-0 record, State Open Division title and the No. 1 spot in the Super 25 basketball rankings. Along the way, the Huskies tied the state record with 18 games of 100 points or more, using a fast-paced style that let...

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