NWCA announces annual Scholastic Award winners
Tammy Tedesco, NWCA
Manheim, Pa. -- The National Wrestling Coaches Association Scholastic Board of Directors is proud to announce the annual National Scholastic Award Winners. The NWCA presents awards in three categories: National Coach of the Year/National Prep Coach of the Year, National Assistant Coach of the Year and National Senior Wrestler of the Year/National Prep Senior Wrestler of the Year.
The 2012 NWCA National Head Coach of the Year is Marty Linford of Cokeville High School in Wyoming. Cokeville is the smallest school in the state of Wyoming that sponsors wrestling. They have consistently proven themselves as one of the best teams in the state, by winning seven state titles in the past eight years.
Coach Linford teaches English and Spanish along at Cokeville, along with helping as an assistant football coach and head Junior High football coach.
"We commend Coach Linford for his dedication to draw the best out of his wrestlers, coming from a small community that is a large task to accomplish at the state level. He is the type of coach we strive to recognize as an educator and coach to these young student-athletes and pushing them to be the best person they can be," said Mike Moyer, NWCA Executive Director.