First Posted: 8/4/2010
Each year, the PA Soccer Coaches Association honors one of its members as Coach of the Year in high school classification. This year, the PA State Soccer Coaches Association presented the 2009 W. Gene Davis Memorial Award as Coach of the Year in the AA Girls classification to Joseph Kovaleski of Lakeland High School. Kovaleski received this award Jan. 30 in Harrisburg at the dinner hosted by the PA Soccer Coaches Association. Coaches of the Year must demonstrate knowledge of the game though the understanding of the rules and have developed a sound coaching philosophy. They must have established good rapport with the team, officials and other coaches. Their conduct, as well as the conduct of the team, must represent the highest ideals of the game. They must also have exhibited involvement outside their high school program and be recognized by fellow coaches.