Smith Named NSCAA Coach of the Year

Smith Named NSCAA Coach of the Year

Jan. 22, 2002

PHILADELPHIA - Santa Clara University women's soccer head coach Jerry Smith was one of 10 National Championship coaches that were named NSCAA/adidas National Coach of the Year in their respective divisions at the NSCAA Awards Dinner Friday, during the 55th Annual NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia. In all, 11 collegiate, six high school and two youth coaches were recognized for their outstanding achievements in 2001.

Smith's Santa Clara team won the 2001 NCAA College Cup and finished as the top-ranked team in the NSCAA/adidas national rankings. Smith guided the Broncos to a 23-2 record and its first NCAA championship after eight semifinal appearances. His career mark stands at 242-60-15 in 15 years, making him the winningest coach in Santa Clara history.

Elmar Bolowich of North Carolina was named the men's Division I Coach of the Year. He guided the Tarheels to the 2001 NCAA title and the top spot in the NSCAA/adidas poll with a 21-4 record. Bolowich was the ACC Coach of the Year and the South Region Coach of the Year in 2000 and received the NSCAA National Merit Award in 1999.

The pool for National Coach of the Year selection included all Regional Coaches of the Year, as well as senior college coaches whose teams advanced to the national semifinals. Three coaches took advantage of this provision as Smith, Bob Barnes of Ohio Wesleyan (NCAA DIII) and Mike Giuliano from Westmont College (NAIA) each guided his respective women's program to a national title in 2001 on the road to National Coach of the Year honors.

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Perfect Compliments
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We Are the Champions
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What Number Are You?
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Thick and Thin
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'Crisis'
January 8, 2002 'Crisis'
A Superstitious Bunch
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2001 Women's College Cup
December 9, 2001 2001 Women's College Cup
Post-Match Quotes
December 1, 2001 Post-Match Quotes
Q&A with Leslie Osborne
November 30, 2001 Q&A with Leslie Osborne
Women's Soccer Tickets On Sale
November 19, 2001 Women's Soccer Tickets On Sale
Post Match Quotes
November 18, 2001 Post Match Quotes
Bowen bounds forward
November 16, 2001 Bowen bounds forward
Post Game Quotes
November 16, 2001 Post Game Quotes
Don't Leave Home without It
November 15, 2001 Don't Leave Home without It
2001 WCC Women's Soccer Stats
November 15, 2001 2001 WCC Women's Soccer Stats
Y-Not
October 19, 2001 Y-Not
Post Match Quotes
October 18, 2001 Post Match Quotes
Santa Clara adidas Classic
September 30, 2001 Santa Clara adidas Classic
Post Match Quotes
September 28, 2001 Post Match Quotes
Broncos' Show Must Go On
September 18, 2001 Broncos' Show Must Go On
Sprained and hurting
August 14, 2001 Sprained and hurting
Highs and Lows
August 14, 2001 Highs and Lows
Taking it to the Next Level
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Did You Know?
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