NFHS State, Sectional and National Winners in the Coach of the Year Awards

The National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) recently announced State, Sectional and National winners in the Coach of the Year awards program. South Carolina had a banner year in each category.  Please review the chart below to find our recognized coaches this year.

“To be recognized for their expertise, dedication and willingness to continue to educate oneself in a specific high school sport says a lot about our honorees.  What an accomplishment! These professionals make South Carolina very proud and are just a sampling of the quality coaches our student athletes work with every day. I applaud NFHS efforts to carry on the tradition of highlighting hard work, virtue and talent across the nation,” states Jerome Singleton, Commissioner.

State and Sectional winners will receive a certificate while the National winners will be presented a commemorative plaque.

Contact our office or the NFHS Office if you have questions or comments.

  • Skip Lax, SCHSL Associate Commissioner   skip@schsl.org  803.798.0120
  • Dan Schuster, NFHS Director of Educational Services  dschuster@nfhs.org  317.822.5714
    Coach Sport Gender School Name Level
    Eric Cummings Cross Country Boys Riverside High School National
    Charles Nelson Tennis Boys West Florence High School National
    Steve Beasley Basketball Boys Southside High School State
    Blake Bishop Track & Field – Outdoor Girls Hilton Head Island High School State
    Myron Gerald Basketball Girls Mullins High School State
    Mark Hodge Football (11-player) Boys Chapman High School Sectional
    Jeffery Johns Track & Field – Outdoor Boys Dorman High School State
    David Mihoulides Soccer Girls South Aiken High School State
    Scott Neely Tennis Girls Rock Hill High School State
    Katie Nunnery Spirit Girls Dutch Fork High School Sectional
    Tommy Petty Softball – Fast Pitch Girls Union County High School State
    Bradford Porter Wrestling Boys Cheraw High School State
    Micah Roberts Cross Country Girls Palmetto High School State
    Shilo Tisdale Soccer Boys Wando High School State
    Cindy Van Buskirk Swimming & Diving Boys Fort Mill High School Sectional
    Cindy Van Buskirk Swimming & Diving Girls Fort Mill High School State
    Mitch Walters Baseball Boys Northwestern High School State
    Jeffrey Weiner Lacrosse Girls Bishop England High School Sectional
    Malynda Young Volleyball Girls Aiken High School State
    Elizabeth Nix Golf Girls Travelers Rest High School State
    Brandon Smith Golf Boys Lexington High School State