CONGRATS TO BRAD DeKREY - NHSACA CROSS COUNTRY COACH OF THE YEAR!
The National High School Athletic Coaches Association (along with the Wyoming Coaches' Association) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2019 National Boys’ Cross Country Coach of the Year is Brad DeKrey from Rock Springs High School. The announcement came during The National Coach of the Year Awards Banquet at the National High School Athletic Coaches Association’s national convention at the Ramkota Hotel and Convention Center in Bismarck, ND
Coach DeKrey was nominated for this national honor by his state’s high school coaches’ association and was selected as the National Coach of the Year from the eight Coach of the Year finalists who advanced in this competition from across the nation. This selection was based on longevity, service to high school athletics, honors, championship years, and winning percentage. The nominees and finalists are evaluated by experts in the field of coaching using a sport-specific rubrics to assign points in each category. The National High School Athletic Coaches Association is the oldest coaches association formed by coaches, for coaches, in the nation, and has been recognizing national coaches of the year since 1978.
SPRING COACH OF THE YEAR WINNERS
The Spring Coach of the Year winners are now available.
COACH OF THE YEAR MAIN PAGE
2019 CLINIC REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
CLINIC REGISTRATION LINK
For 2019-20 WCA membership, you may join starting on July 12th – this will continue throughout the school year and there will be NO late fees.
For information on PTSB and applying / maintaining a coaching endorsement, please go to :
CLINIC PREVIEW (PDF)
CLINIC BROCHURE (PDF)
2019 WCA Summer Clinic Schedule
(all sessions will be held at Ramkota in Casper unless otherwise posted)
Sunday, 7/ 14 – A.M. – First Aid/ CPR
Sunday, 7/14 – P.M. – Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
Mon AND Tues (7/15-16) – Care and Prevention (continued)
Wednesday 7/17 – Fundamentals of Coaching
Thurs AND Fri (7/18-19) – Theory of Coaching clinic sessions and presentations
Saturday 7/20 – All-Star Volleyball and Basketball games
2019 ALL STATE TRACK AND FIELD
ALL STATE TRACK AND FIELD MAIN PAGE
2019 ALL STATE SOCCER PLAYERS
ALL STATE SOCCER MAIN PAGE
WINTER COACH OF THE YEAR WINNERS
The Winter Coach of the Year winners are now available.
COACH OF THE YEAR MAIN PAGE
2019 ALL STATE 1A/2A & 3A/4A BASKETBALL PLAYERS
ALL STATE BASKETBALL MAIN PAGE
2019 ALL STATE ALPINE SKIERS
ALL STATE ALPINE SKIERS MAIN PAGE
2019 ALL STATE NORDIC SKIERS
ALL STATE NORDIC SKIERS MAIN PAGE
2018 ALL STATE WRESTLERS
ALL STATE WRESTLING MAIN PAGE
2018 ALL STATE BOYS SWIMMERS AND DIVERS
ALL STATE SWIMMING AND DIVING MAIN PAGE
TWO WYOMING HIGH SCHOOL COACHES TO BE INDUCTED INTO NATIONAL COACHES’ HALL OF FAME
The Wyoming Coaches Association (WCA) and the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) are honored to announce that Sandy Jebens (Rawlins) and Terry Berg (Lander) have been selected for induction into the National High School Coaches Hall of Fame. Their induction ceremony will be held on June 26, 2019 at the NHSACA national convention in Bismarck, North Dakota.
REGION VII NHSACA COTY FINALISTS
The National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) and the Wyoming Coaches Association (WCA) are pleased to announce that eleven Wyoming coaches have been chosen as finalists for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association National Coach of the Year. NHSACA is the oldest coaches association in the nation and has been recognizing national coaches of the year since 1978.
The following Wyoming coaches have been selected as some of the best coaches in the United States in their respective sports:
Tim Gonzales – Boys’ Assistant Coach – Mountain View
Brad DeKrey – Boys’ Cross Country – Rock Springs
Mike Lashley – Boys’ Track / Field – Lingle / Ft. Laramie
Donna DeKrey – Girls’ Assistant Coach – Rock Springs
Jodi Stanley – Girls’ Basketball – Little Snake River
Cole Manlove – Girls’ Cross Country – Burns
Craig Marsh – Golf – Kelly Walsh
Rick Stonehouse – Special Sports (alpine ski) - Cody
James Jenkins – Swimming / Diving – Jackson Hole
Jeff Barkell – Volleyball – Kelly Walsh
Martin Linford – Wrestling – Cokeville
Each of these Wyoming coaches will join seven other regional finalists from across the nation, in nineteen recognized sports categories, to be honored during the National Coach of the Year Awards Banquet at the NHSACA’s national convention in Bismarck, North Dakota on the evening of June 27, 2019. The highlight of the banquet will be the naming of the NHSACA National Coach of the Year in each of the nineteen classifications.
All Wyoming coaches were nominated for this national honor by the Wyoming Coaches Association. The selection is based on longevity, service to high school athletics, honors, championship years, and winning percentage. The nominees and finalists are evaluated by experts in the field of coaching using a sport-specific rubric that assigns points in each category.
2018 FALL COACH OF THE YEAR WINNERS
COACH OF THE YEAR MAIN PAGE
2018 ALL STATE FOOTBALL PLAYERS
ALL STATE FOOTBALL MAIN PAGE
2018 ALL STATE VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS
ALL STATE VOLLEYBALL MAIN PAGE
2018 ALL STATE GIRLS SWIMMERS AND DIVERS
ALL STATE SWIMMING AND DIVING MAIN PAGE
2018 ALL STATE CROSS COUNTRY RUNNERS
ALL STATE CROSS COUNTRY MAIN PAGE
2018 ALL STATE TENNIS PLAYERS
ALL STATE TENNIS MAIN PAGE
2018 ALL STATE GOLFERS
ALL STATE GOLF MAIN PAGE
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR AWARD WINNERS!
Congratulations to all the 2018 National Award Recipients and this year’s WCA High School and Junior High/Middle School Hall of Fame Inductees. WCA HS Inductees: Jeff Barkell; Bob Harms; Leo “Chico” Her Many Horses; Jeff Hereford; Jim Shaffer. WCA JH/MS Inductee: Doug Jackson. To view the WCA Hall of Fame Inductee’s Bios; click on the “Hall of Fame Tab” to the left – click either the “High School Members Bio” OR “JH/MS Members Bio” link – finally click the bio link for the coach of your choosing. National Award winners include: Tom Seamans – National Coach of the Year in Wrestling; Deb Murray – National Hall of Fame Inductee; Rich Murray – National Hall of Fame Inductee; Renee Schultz – Carey E. McDonald Award; Ted Schroeder – 1st Vice-President NHSACA. The list of these and past recipients can be found under the “Coaches Recognition” tab to the left.
Thanks to all who attended the 2018 WCA clinic in Casper at the Ramkota - another big event and another big success!!
As we prepare for the 2018 / 2019 year, remember to get all coaches signed up and registered as members of WCA so we can acknowledge all those awesome all-state athletes - fall sports coming soon!
MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION LINK
Here is your new / revised Board of Directors - as you head into your new year and season, please feel free to contact your sports representatives with any questions you might have.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MAIN PAGE
Attention all coaches : we want your photos!! Please send us 'action' photos (coaches working with kids) for future publication on our website - we want all schools, all sports, anything you can get to help capture what we do - coach kids!!!
Please send your photos via email to : email@example.com
Wyoming Coaches Association UW Ticket Policy
In case you hadn't noticed (unless you called UW ticket office), there's a new policy in place for WCA members receiving football tickets - it's all on-line and there's a little different system in place.
First of all, go to UW TICKETS
Then find football - single game tickets
And on the lower left you'll see a link for High School Coaches' Ass'n
That will direct you to the page where you can get your tickets reserved.
UW/WCA TICKET POLICY (PDF)
WYOMING COACHES’ ASSOCIATION COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
Any active member of the WCA may nominate a deserving person from their community who has been an avid supporter of students/athletes. The individual may have volunteered time as a coach, been instrumental in promoting athletics in the school or community setting, provided scholarship aid to students/athletes, contributed to the improvement of facilities, and exemplifies sportsmanship in his/her interaction with Wyoming students/athletes. This nomination needs to be sent to Steve Mischke, Executive Director, 47 Amber Drive, Buffalo, WY 82834 by March 1st. This nomination will consist of a maximum one page summary of the nominees’ qualifications.
HALL OF FAME
Please take a moment to remind those you know that might be eligible for the WCA (High School & College Division) Hall of Fame or the WCA (junior high/middle school) Hall of Fames. The application forms are available on the website under the Hall of Fame tab.
Junior High/Middle School coaches may also be eligible for one of the Milestone Awards and that application is also available within the Hall of Fame tab.
The due date for the applications listed above is March 1st. The form/forms can be downloaded, printed, and sent or can be filled out on line and e-mailed to the appropriate individuals.
NHSACA Hot Tips
Please take some time to check out the NHSACA website at www.hscoaches.org. They have added a number of new blogs to help coaches. Please pass this on to coaches in your area. The more hits the better.
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