FRISCO, Texas (Dec. 18, 2012) -
US Youth Soccer announces the regional winners of the 2012 US Youth Soccer Boys and Girls Competitive Coach of the Year awards. The Competitive Coach of the Year is awarded to a competitive coach for both a boys team and a girls team for his or her coaching activities, sportsmanship, player development, personal coaching development and citizenship.
The national Boys and Girls Competitive Coach of the Year will be announced at the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala on Friday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m., as part of the US Youth Soccer Workshop
in Indianapolis, held in conjunction with the NSCAA Convention.
Brief bios of the regional winners are below based on the submitted nomination forms.
Boys Competitive Coach of the Year regional winners:
Region I – William Rimmer – Wilmington, Del.
It’s the ideas of team first and respect for teammates and opponents that Bill Rimmer teaches his players at Delaware Saengerbund. He’s also had success teaching them lessons and skills on the field, as two of his players have been selected to the US Youth Soccer ODP Region I team and seven to Delaware ODP teams. In 2012, his DSB Kickers won their third US Youth Soccer Delaware State Championship and he continues to provide a positive learning environment for his players to improve.
Region II – Mike Dean – Omaha, Neb.
A coach who cares about matters on and off the field, Mike Dean promotes fair play and doesn’t tolerate unsportsmanlike behavior. He tries to give his players the playing time and opportunities to reach their highest potential. Dean coaches the physical and mental aspects of the game, and four of his players at the Omaha Football Club have committed to NCAA Division I college programs. Three of his players were selected to the US Youth Soccer Region II ODP squad, and Dean also coaches the Nebraska ODP team.
Region III – Pearse Tormey – Greer, S.C.
Pearse Tormey represented Ireland at all levels of youth play before attending Clemson University, where he finished with more than 40 goals and 40 assists. He holds USSF "A" and National Youth licenses and has experience as a club and high school coach. He was a staff coach for the Adidas ESP Camp from 2003-2006 and is also a member of the South Carolina ODP coaching staff. He is currently the co-executive director of the Carolina Elite Soccer Association, as well as a coach for the club.
Region IV – Michael Krug – Port Orchard, Wash.
On and off the field, Michael Krug promotes a positive atmosphere for the game of soccer. He uses creative training sessions to make enjoyable practice sessions that players want to attend. He’s won multiple coach of the year awards and his teams at WestSound FC have been champions or finalists at nearly a dozen events. He’s coached at the club since 2000 and continues to search for new ways to improve his soccer knowledge.
Girls Competitive Coach of the Year regional winners:
Region I – Larry Best – Vienna, Va.
With Larry Best, the emphasis is on development, not winning. He focuses on player improvement and doesn’t restrict his commitment to the field. He is involved in helping his players during their college selection process. His focus on improving skills helped BRYC 95 Elite win the US Youth Soccer Virginia State Cup, Region I Championship and U-16 National Championship. Meanwhile, his players also achieved their best team GPA and performed community service.
Region II – Patrick Ferguson – New Bremen, Ohio (Ohio South Youth Soccer Association)
Patrick Ferguson lets his players know that each individual can have an impact on the game. He is adept at putting his Ohio Galaxies FC players in positions to succeed and work well together, leading to positive results. His teams have made multiple US Youth Soccer Ohio South State Cup finals and semifinals, and he also is the current coach at Wright State University, where he was named 2009 Horizon League Coach of the Year.
Region III – Cindy Parlow-Cone – Chapell Hill, N.C.
A standout player at North Carolina and for the United States Women’s National Team, Cindy Parlow-Cone has transferred her playing talents to coaching. She is currently director of coaching at Triangle United Soccer Assocation, a volunteer at North Carolina and a member of the USSF U-14 and U-15 Girls National Teams coaching staffs. As a player, she retired as the fifth all-time scorer for the U.S. Women’s National Team with 75 goals.
Region IV – Cole Borgeson – Albuquerque, N.M.
Cole Borgeson focuses on creating a positive learning environment and helping players develop a passion for soccer. He started coaching when he graduated college in 2006 and has increased his involvement each year since. In 2011-12, he coached the teams for the Rio Soccer Club and also worked as a coach for the New Mexico ODP Boys 1995 and 1996 age groups. Borgeson continues to promote every aspect of New Mexico soccer and has been involved in numerous camps, as well.
The US Youth Soccer Workshop will be held in Indianapolis from January 16-19, 2013. The annual Workshop will be held at the Indianapolis Convention Center in conjunction with the NSCAA Convention. The week is designed to further the education of coaches, administrators, referees and enthusiasts involved in the game. For more information please visit USYouthSoccer.org/Workshop/NSCAA