Three CCS Coaches Win NWAC Coach of the Year Titles
Posted: 12/3/2015 1:40:00 PM

Three coaches from the Community Colleges of Spokane topped off winning seasons with Coach of the Year awards from the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) in men’s soccer, women’s soccer and men’s cross country.

Kenny Krestian, CCS men’s soccer coach, led the Sasquatch men's team to a 13-5-4 record, an Eastern Region title and a berth in the 2015 NWAC Championship match. The teams also had four players named to the Eastern Region All-Star Team, including Region MVP Peter Sokolis.

Jim Martinson led the CCS women’s soccer team to a 16-2-1 overall record, an Eastern Region title and won the 2015 NWAC Women's Soccer Championship. Additionally, Freshman Alysha Overland was named Eastern Region MVP, MVP of the NWAC Championships and the NWAC Player of the Year. Four players were named to the Eastern Region All-Star Team.

Sean McLachlan led the men’s cross country team to its second consecutive championship this year by a wide margin. The team also had six runners place in the top 11 at the NWAC Championships. In addition, his women’s team won the championship for a third consecutive year placing seven runners in the top 11.  

The Coach of the Year awards are voted on by all the coaches in the conference and are based on professionalism, effort to promote their sport, conduct of the team, support for the NWAC code and rules and improvement of their program.

“All of our fall coaches had an outstanding season.” said CCS Director of Athletics Ken Burrus. “They are highly respected throughout the Conference.  It’s incredible to see the recognition that they receive from their peer coaches.”

Community Colleges of Spokane athletics teams are made up of students from both Spokane Community College and Spokane Falls Community College. It is recognized as one of the most successful programs in the Northwest Athletic Conference, ranking the second most successful program on the west coast and sixth most successful program in the nation.

Additionally, CCS athletes excel in the classroom. About 40 percent of sophomore athletes won scholar athlete awards last year, meaning they had to achieve a grade point average of 3.25 or higher.

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Posted: 12/3/2015 1:40:00 PM by Global Administrator
Tags: Athletics, CCS, PressRelease
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