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Tim Wolz was recently named South Region Coah of the Year.Tim Wolz was recently named South Region Coah of the Year.

Wolz Tabbed South Region Coach of the Year

     One of the career goals of Tim Wolz was to become the first coach in the history of the Mid-South Conference to win Coach of the Year in both men’s and women’s soccer. He reached that milestone this season when he received the honor for the men’s St. Catharine College program to go along with the distinction for women’s soccer he received at Cumberland College in 2002.

     And while that was a significant accomplishment, it actually pales in comparison to the award bestowed on Wolz last week when he was named South Region Coach of the Year. That is an award voted on by the region’s coaches and marks the first time that a St. Catharine coach in any sport has received such recognition.

     “Of course this is an award that recognizes the accomplishments of the whole team,” said Wolz who led the Patriots to a school record of 15 wins, against six losses, and an appearance in the MSC tournament final where they lost 2-1 to perennial powerhouse Lindsey Wilson College. “I’d like to thank my assistant Simon Bird and these players who were very disciplined and motivated the entire year.”

     As Region Coach of the Year, Wolz will attend the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) convention in January where he will receive his regional plaque and will also be in the running for National Coach of the Year along with the other seven regional winners.

     “Coach Wolz has worked diligently to build the men’s soccer program in the five seasons he has been head coach,” said St. Catharine College Director of Athletics Tom Bystrek. “It is gratifying to see him get the recognition that he deserves.”
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