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2013 NSCAA/Field Turf Coaches of the Year (Women's & Girls' Teams)

Women's NCAA Division I  |  Division II  |  Division III  |  NAIA  |  NCCAA Division I  |  Division II  | Junior College Division I  |  Division III  |  Senior College Assistant Coach of the Year  |  Junior College Assistant Coach of the Year

High School (Large School)  |  High School (Small School)  |  High School (Private/Parochial)  |  Youth Girls

NCAA Division I – Steve Swanson, Virginia

 In his 24th season as a head coach, his 14th at Virginia, Steve Swanson has established himself as one of the elite coaches in collegiate soccer, and certainly one of the most respected. Swanson has led his teams to six conference championships, 19 NCAA Tournament appearances and 23 consecutive winning seasons during his 24-year career. This season Swanson has led the Cavaliers to the best season in school history. As Virginia made its second NCAA College Cup appearance, the team set school records with 24 wins and 78 goals scored. The Cavaliers went undefeated through the regular season (19-0 overall, 13-0 ACC) as Swanson earned ACC Coach of the Year honors for the first time in his career. On Sept. 19, Swanson became the 16th Division I coach to join the 300-win club, and the 11th to accumulate 300 wins at the Division I level.

NCAA Division II – Dave Dilanni, Grand Valley State

Dave DiIanni completed his 11th season as the head women's soccer coach at Grand Valley State University. This season, Dilanni lead Grand Valley State to their third NCAA Division II National Championship in five years. DiIanni has tallied a 221-18-18 (.886) record in his 11 seasons and has guided the Lakers to 10 consecutive NCAA‚ÄąTournament appearances. DiIanni is just the second head coach in the program's 15-year history. Dilanni guided the Lakers to back-to-back NCAA DII National Championships (2009 and 2010).

NCAA Division III – Aliceann Wilber, William Smith College

The only soccer coach William Smith has ever known, Aliceann Wilber built the Herons from the ground up into one of the most successful and widely respected programs in the nation. Wilber lead her team to their fourth appearance in the national championship game in school history and the 2013 NCAA Division III National Championship. Including the 1988 national championship, Wilber's career record with the Herons stands at 478-125-54. She is the first woman in collegiate soccer history to earn 400 career wins, and her 478 wins put her in first place on the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer all-time list.

NAIA – Grant Landy, Concordia (Ore.)

Leading one of the most consistent NAIA programs in any sport, Grant Landy has pushed Concordia into the top 25 in 142 straight coaches’ polls, including a string of 128 straight where the team has received a top-10 ranking. Just one of two active coaches with more than 300 career wins, Landy reached the pinnacle of the profession in 2013 with a national championship after three previous appearances in the title match. Landy’s teams outscored its opposition 14-to-1 in the postseason to finish with a 22-1-1 overall record. His championship team allowed just seven goals all season to lead the NAIA with 18 shutouts and a 0.29 goals against average. In 17 seasons as head coach, Landy’s squads have combined for a 311-58-24 (.821) record during his tenure and have won 16 conference championships (13 straight), claimed three NAIA Region I titles, and made 13 consecutive trips to the NAIA National Tournament.

NCCAA Division I – Jason Surrell, Azusa Pacific

As a seven-time conference Coach of the Year recipient, Jason Surrell has solidified himself as one of the elite women’s soccer coaches in the nation. In his 14 years at Azusa Pacific, Surrell has led the Cougars to 13 national tournaments, where they have made 10 quarterfinal appearances, nine semifinals appearances, and four times advanced to the national title game, including back-to-back NAIA runner-up finishes in 2006 and 2007 before Azusa Pacific won the National Christian College Athletics Association championship in 2013. In 2013 Azusa Pacific won the program’s first Pacific West Conference title, and recorded a 21-match unbeaten streak over the team’s first two seasons in the conference.

NCCAA Division II – Chris Carmichael, Bob Jones University

In his second season at the helm of the Bob Jones University women’s soccer program, Carmichael has turned the program around. Going from a 7-10 finish in 2012 to a 15-5-2 record in 2013, Carmichael guided the Bruins to a NCCAA Division II National Championship, upsetting the No. 1 ranked Providence University College along the way.

Junior College Division I – Brad Silvey, Iowa Western Community College

Brad Silvey just completed his fifth season as the head coach for the women's soccer program at Iowa Western. Since 2009, Silvey has lead the Reivers to an overall 89-12-6 record resulting in five ICCAC Conference Championships, five Region 11 Championships, three District K Championships, three National Tournament appearances, and most recently crowned as National Champions in 2013. Silvey is an IWCC alum and was a player on the 2004-06 inaugural men's soccer team. Silvey has also received ICCAC Coach of the Year recognition for the last four seasons (2010-13) and NSCAA Coach of the Year honors in 2010, 2012, and 2013.

Junior College Division III – Ruben Gonzalez, Cerritos College

For the second year in a row and third time in his nine seasons as the Cerritos College head women’s soccer coach, Ruben Gonzales led his team to the CCCAA State Championship, finishing the season with a No. 1 ranking. Gonzalez has also now led his squad to three NCAA Division III National Championships.

High School Girls (Large School) – Rick Pribyl, Blue Valley Northwest High School (Kan.)

Rick Pribyl is a former U.S. Air Force captain and pilot who flew jets in the Viet Nam War and the Cold War. He and his wife, Linda, have seven sons, four of whom attended United States military academies. Pribyl led the Blue Valley Northwest girls’ team to a 14-1-1 season and a state championship title in a win over Blue Valley North. His teams have won five state championships in his twenty-six years in the Blue Valley School District. More than 160 of his former high school players have gone on to play in college.

High School Girls (Small School) – Jay Lipe, Glenwood High School (Ill.)

21 Years Varsity Girls Coach at Glenwood High School (State Champions 2013, Runner Up 2005 & 2012, 3rd Place 2004 & 2009, 4th Place 2001) ... 14 years Varsity Boys Coach at Glenwood High School (State Champions 2005, Runner Up 2011, 4th Place 2003) ... Fellowship of Christian Athletes Sponsor Glenwood High School ... 2005 NSCAA Region 5 Boys COY ... In 2013, Glenwood Girls Soccer had a 21-1-1 over all record, were Central State 8 Conference Champions, Regional Champions, Sectional Champions, SuperSectional Champions and State Champions Class 2A ... Lipe's career record (20 years) is 342-85-36 ... Jay and wife Lisa are proud parents of four children, Josiah (5), Gracie (3), Isabelle (2), and Ezra (8 months).

High School Girls (Private/Parochial) – John Burke, Catholic Memorial High School (Wis.)

This is Burke’s second time being named by the NSCAA as the National Girls’ High School Coach of the Year as Burke first received the honor in 2000.

Youth Girls – Troy Dayak, West Coast Soccer Club (Calif.)

Founder of the West Coast Soccer Club in California, Troy Dayak has taken his years of experience as a former US National Team, Olympic Team and Professional player and transformed that knowledge into teaching and developing young players.  In 2013, Troy coached fpur of his teams to State titles and has also captured Regional and National titles. All of his 2013 graduating seniors (10) are moving on to play collegiate soccer.  As one of his players states, “Troy has worked tirelessly year after year, devoting his time to teaching his players the character-building lessons of discipline, commitment, responsibility, work ethic, self-respect, good sportsmanship and how to with enthusiasm and lose with dignity.  His coaching credentials are too numerous to mention, but he holds an NSCAA DOC Diploma, Premier Diploma, and a USSF A License.

Glenn “Mooch” Myernick  Senior College Women’s Assistant of the Year – Kerry Dzickaniec, Virginia

Kerry Dziczkaniec is her sixth year of her second tenure as an assistant coach with the Cavaliers. She returned to Charlottesville in 2008 after spending the past four seasons as the head coach at Vermont.
Over the past six seasons, the Cavaliers have posted a 99-27-15 record, won the 2012 ACC Championship and the 2013 ACC regular season title. In 2013, Virginia advanced to its first College Cup in 22 years. Virginia has reached the third round of the NCAA Tournament each of the past six seasons, including two quarterfinal and one semifinal appearances.  While working with the Virginia goalkeepers, she coached Chantel Jones (2007-11), who set the ACC career shutout record, and a goalkeeping group in 2013 that set the school record with 16 shutouts on the season.

Junior College Assistant Coach of the Year – Athena Gramates, Howard Community College (Md.)

Gramates completed her first season as an assistant coach at HCC and helped lead the women’s team to a 12-4-5 record, winning the Region XX Championship and advancing to the National Semifinals. It was the program’s sixth regional title and its fourth trip to nationals. Gramates’ knowledge and passion for the game played a key role in the Dragons success this season. Gramates has been involved with various teams including Maryland ODP, local highschool and club soccer on both the boys and girls side.

 

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