Results for America's Best 2014-15 Coach

Total Votes: 181

Andrea Peterson, Girls Basketball

Neumann-Goretti HS (Philadelphia, PA)


Total Votes: 73

Andrew Will, Boys Ice Hockey

Salisbury School (Salisbury, CT)

Will led the Crimson Knights to their third consecutive New England Elite 8 prep title, the first school to three-peat. The Crimson Knights beat Dexter 3-1 in the title game to cap a 23-4-2 season. The team has won the Elite 8 four t...

Total Votes: 76

Ben Rubeor, Boys Lacrosse

St. Mary’s Prep (Annapolis, MD)

Rubeor’s team rallied after a slow start to the season to win its first MIAA A Conference championship since 1996. St. Mary’s finished with a 13-6 record and a No. 8 final ranking in the Super 25 provided by 3d Rising....

Total Votes: 51

Bill Aris, Girls Cross Country

Fayetteville-Manlius (Manlius, NY)

Aris led the boys and girls programs to New York state titles and Nike Cross National titles. The girls’ team won its ninth consecutive state championship and its eighth national title in the last nine years....

Total Votes: 22,946

Bill Schafhauser, Girls Hockey

Hill-Murray School (Maplewood, MN)

The Pioneers won their second consecutive 2A state title and reached the championship game for the third consecutive year. Hill-Murray did not allow more than one goal in a game in its last 14 contests, including the sectional and sta...

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Total Votes: 40,205

Bryan Westfield, Girls Track and Field

Pioneer HS (Ann Arbor, MI)

Westfield started the girls’ program at Pioneer in 1979 and coached the team for 37 years before dying of esophageal cancer at age 72 in early July. Westfield’s teams won 16 state titles during his tenure. He was inducted into the...

Total Votes: 85

Chan Brown, Baseball

Parkview (Lilburn, GA)

Parkview won its third state title in the past five seasons, posting a 34-2 record and winning its final 26 games. The team also won the Super 25 national championship. Brown has an overall record of 326-111 in 11 years as head coach....

Total Votes: 1,069

Chris Plumb, Girls Swimming

Carmel HS (Carmel, IN)

Carmel girls won its 29th consecutive Indiana state championship and sixth national championship in the last seven years. In the state meet, Carmel won nine of 11 swimming events, broke national records in all three relays and finish...

Total Votes: 22,265

Claude Toukene, Boys Track and Field

Western Branch HS (Chesapeake, VA)

Toukene’s Bruins have won 13 state team titles and had 10 runner-up finishes in his tenure as coach of the boys and girls programs. This year, the boys  team won the Virginia 6A South Regional championship and finished second in the s...

Total Votes: 454

Dan Holden, Boys Tennis

Highland Park HS (Highland Park, TX)

Under Holden, Highland Park won its seventh consecutive Texas state title and extended its dual match winning streak to 151. The title was the state-record 16th overall championship for the school....

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Total Votes: 150

Dennis Kivet, Softball

Yucaipa HS (Yucaipa, CA)

Yucaipa went 31-3 and won the CIF-Southern Section Division I championship by beating the No. 1 ranked team in the nation, Mission Viejo. Two of the team’s losses were by one-run to Mission Viejo, but the Thunderbirds won the one th...

Total Votes: 8,440

Eric Mausser, Wrestling

Franklin Regional HS (Murrysville, PA)

Under Mausser’s leadership, the Panthers set a Pennsylvania state record for team points (152), state finalists (five) and champions (four) in a single season. Franklin Regional won its second consecutive 3A state team championship ...

Total Votes: 6,365

Frank Spinello, Boys Soccer

George Mason HS (Falls Church, VA)

Spinello’s Mustangs have won back-to-back Virginia state titles and he was honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The team set a Virginia all-divisions record for goals scored with 153 and goal differential w...

Total Votes: 5

James Williams, Girls Golf

Deming HS (Deming, NM)

Williams led the Warriors to their seventh consecutive state championship, with this one coming after a jump from 4A to 6A. The school has one of the smallest enrollments in 6A. Deming won the state crowd by a whopping 56 strokes over...

Total Votes: 238

Joe Burke, Girls volleyball

Mount Notre Dame (Cincinnati, OH)

Burke’s Cougars won their third Ohio Division I state title in his six years and posted a 27-2 record. The two losses were to teams ranked No. 1 and No. 6 in the nation at the time. The loss to No. 6 Toledo St. Ursula was avenged in...

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Total Votes: 12

Ken Skelly, Boys Cross Country

LaSalle Academy (Providence, RI)

LaSalle won its first state cross country title since 1983 and placed five runners in the top nine and seven in the top 11 at the state meet. La Salle qualified for the Nike Cross Nationals for the first time in school history and fin...

Total Votes: 9

Larry Rogers, Boys Swimming

Bellarmine Prep (San Jose, CA)

The winningest swim coach in California state history, Rogers led his team to its 31st consecutive CIF-Central Coast section team title, extending one of the nation’s greatest dynasties in high school sports. He has been the coach s...

Total Votes: 43

Laurie Kerr, Field Hockey

Warren Hills HS (Washington, NJ)

Warren Hills won the school’s first state field hockey championship in nine title game appearances. The Group 3 champions finished 23-4. Kerr, who played at the school, has been the head coach for 15 years and has a career record of...

Total Votes: 3,382

Laurie Martin, Girls Tennis

Xavier College Prep (Tempe, AZ)

Xavier won its fourth consecutive Division I state title, led by three-time state champion Madison Clarke. She has gotten national recognition for her “no-cut” policy that has led to a program with more than 100 players....

Total Votes: 154

Mevin Randall, Boys Basketball

Blanche Ely HS (Pompano Beach, FL)

Ely went 28-0 and won the 7A title, Randall’s fourth since taking over the Ely program in 2007. He previously won the 6A title at Deerfield Beach in 1999 and the 5A title at Deerfield Beach in 1995. Blanche Ely finished No. 8 in the...

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Total Votes: 2,010

Rachel Lasda, Girls Lacrosse

Oak Knoll of the Holy Child (Summit, NJ)

The Royals won their first state Tournament of Champions title in Lasda’s first season. The team finished with an overall mark of 23-2 and 5-0 in league play and won the Group 1 title against perennial power Moorestown. Oak Knoll fi...

Total Votes: 4

Rick Naranjo, Boys Golf

Westlake HS (Westlake Village, CA)

Naranjo coached a team that made California history, becoming the first team to win back-to-back CIF state championships. Westlake, which went unbeaten in league play, beat Torrey Pines by four strokes in the final. ...

Total Votes: 26

Rosanna Lord, Girls Soccer

Melbourne HS (Melbourne, FL)

Lord has led her team to four state titles in three different classifications in the last seven years and won consecutive 4A titles in 2013 and ’14. That followed titles in 6A in 2009 and 5A in 2010....

Total Votes: 49

Tony Sanchez, Football

Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV)

The Gaels went 15-0 and won their sixth consecutive 4A state title under Sanchez, who was hired in the offseason as head coach at UNLV. Gorman went wire-to-wire and won the Super 25 national championship. His record in six years at th...