Hakopian Coach of the Year

By Eugenia Cardinale, Observations Editor

Girls Soccer coach Haroot Hakopian won the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s (NSCAA) State Coach of the Year and Regional Coach of the Year awards.

The winners for each of those 11 regions in the country for each of those are being considered for the National Coach of the Year honors which were announced after press time.

“I am incredibly honored and proud of this award because there are so many coaches who are deserving of this recognition,” Hakopian said. “I am even more honored by the fact that I was chosen for this award by my coaching colleagues.

According to Hakopian, the awards are based on the previous season’s performance, overall coaching record and “service to the game of soccer.” Hakopian was nominated by Walt Whitman coach Greg Herbert.