The National Soccer Coaches Association of America
) is an organization of American soccer coaches founded in 1941. The NSCAA has grown from a handful of college soccer coaches to more than 22,000 members, making it the largest coaching organization in the world. Its members coach at all levels of the game. One of the NSCAA's primary missions is coaching education. It offers a wide variety of diploma courses, from a two-hour Parent Coach Diploma, designed for the volunteer parent coach just starting out, to the Premier Diploma, a week-long course that is the pinnacle of the NSCAA Academy.
The annual NSCAA Convention is the "Largest Gathering of Soccer Coaches in the World". Held in mid-January, the Convention offers a variety of on-field and classroom educational sessions. The nation's largest soccer-only trade show is a highlight of the Convention, with more than 300 companies displaying the latest in soccer equipment, technology and services. Major League Soccer's SuperDraft also has become a regular fixture at the Convention.
The NSCAA recognizes excellence in soccer with an extensive awards program that includes All-America teams for college, high school and youth play, Scholar All-America teams for college and high school, a national rankings program for college and high school and Coach of the Year awards for all levels of play.
Between 1996 and 1998, the NSCAA recognized an outstanding collegiate player of the year. Since 1999, the NSCAA has coordinated its NCAA Division I player of the year program with the Missouri Athletic Club
The Missouri Athletic Club , founded in 1903, is a traditional gentlemen's club and athletic club in Downtown St. Louis, Missouri, USA, with a separate athletic campus in the St. Louis County suburb of Town and Country. The MAC awards the annual Hermann Trophy, the highest award in American...
. They now present the joint NSCAA/MAC Hermann Trophy
The Hermann Trophy is awarded annually by the Missouri Athletic Club to the United States's top male and female college soccer players.-History:...
to the outstanding player of the year. The Association continues to present player of the year awards at all other levels of intercollegiate play, as well as at the high school and youth levels. It also recognizes outstanding coaches with its Coach of the Year Award.
The NSCAA also publishes weekly rankings for intercollegiate and high school soccer during the fall seasons and less frequently during the winter and spring high school seasons.
Joe Cummings is currently CEO and Executive Director of the NSCAA.
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- 2009 - Randy Waldrum, University of Notre Dame
- 2008 - Al Albert
Al Albert is an American college soccer coach. Albert is best known for his longstanding tenure as the head coach of The College of William and Mary men's soccer program in Williamsburg, Virginia.-Early life:...
, College of William & Mary
- 2007 - Steve Malone, Andover HS (Md.)
- 2006 - Louise Waxler, Washington Freedom
- 2005 - Schellas Hyndman
Schellas Hyndman is an American former soccer player. He is currently the head coach of FC Dallas in Major League Soccer.Despite having a limited career as a professional athlete, Hyndman is one of the most successful college soccer coaches in American sports history, compiling a 466-122-49 record...
, Southern Methodist University
- 2004 - Joe Cummings, New England Revolution
- 2003 - Janet Rayfield, University of Illinois
- 2002 - Barry Gorman
Barry Gorman is a collegiate soccer coach. He most recently served as the head men's soccer coach at Penn State University from 1987 to 2009, before being replaced by Bob Warming. He is Penn State's all time winningest soccer coach, compiling 254 victories in 22 seasons. He is a three time NSCAA...
, Penn State University
- 2001 - Jim Thieser, Castleton State College (Vt.)
- 2000 - Jay Engeln, Colorado Springs, Colo.
- 1999 - Dr. Laurie Whitsel, Human Performance Consulting (Pa.)
- 1998 - Roy Gordon, Mary Washington College
- 1997 - Dr. Ray Cieplik, U.S. Coast Guard Academy
- 1996 - Dr. Jay Martin, Ohio Wesleyan University
- 1995 - Robert Robinson, Lower Merion HS (Pa.)
- 1994 - Gary Avedikian, Ohio State University
- 1993 - Jeff Vennell, University of Rochester
- 1992 - Ron Broadbent, Spencerport HS (N.Y.)
- 1990-91 - Peter Gooding, Amherst College (Mass.)
- 1988-89 - William Holleman, Lovett School (Ga.)
- 1986-87 - Joe Morrone, University of Connecticut
- 1984-85 - Thomas Fleck, Florida State Youth Soccer Association
- 1982-83 - Tim Schum, Binghamton University
- 1980-81 - Robert Nye, College of Wooster
- 1979 - Miller Bugliari, The Pingry School (N.J.)
- 1978 - Joe Bean, Wheaton College (Ill.)
- 1977 - Terry Jackson, Wesleyan University
- 1976 - Fred Taube, SUNY-Cortland
- 1975 - Sam Porch, Glassboro State College
- 1974 - Mel Lorback, West Chester State University
- 1973 - John McKeon, East Stroudsburg State University
- 1972 - Warren Swanson, Mitchell Junior College
- 1971 - Frank Nelson, Nyack HS (N.Y.)
- 1970 - Mel Schmid, Trenton State College
- 1969 - Mickey Cochrane, Bowling Green State University
- 1968 - Stu Parry, University of Akron
- 1967 - James Bly, Duke University
- 1966 - Whitey Burnham, Dartmouth College
- 1965 - Irv Schmid, Springfield College
- 1964 - M.W. “Chick” Jacobus, Kingswood (Conn.)
- 1963 - Jimmy Reed, Princeton University
- 1962 - Marvin Allen, University of North Carolina
- 1961 - Heinz Lenz, U.S. Naval Academy
- 1960 - John Squires, Uniersity of Connecticut
- 1959 - Don Yonker, Drexel University
- 1958 - Huntley Parker, SUNY-Brockport
- 1957 - John Eiler, East Stroudsburg State University
- 1956 - Charles Scott, University of Pennsylvania
- 1955 - Eric DeGroat, North Carolina State University
- 1954 - Carlton Reilly, Brooklyn College
- 1953 - Glenn Warner, U.S. Naval Academy
- 1952 - Fred Holloway, SUNY-Cortland
- 1951 - Bruce Munro, Harvard University
- 1950 - Pat O’Connor, Carnegie Tech
- 1949 - John Wood, Oak Park HS (Ill.)
- 1948 - Bill Jeffrey, Penn State University
- 1947 - Larry Briggs, University of Massachusetts
- 1946 - Bub Dunn, Swarthmore College
- 1945 - Richard Schmelzer, Rochester Polytechnic
- 1942-44 - Earle Waters, West Chester State University
- 1941 - John Brock, Springfield College
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