June 12th, 2012
Schulten Named NHSCA Coach Of Year
Schulten is fourth St. X coach honored by NHSCA
Andy Schulten is the fourth St. Xavier coach to be named NHSCA National Coach of the Year, more than any other school. He joins Joseph Kroh (boys tennis, 1999), Marty Donlon (boys golf, 2006) and Marty O’Toole (boys swimming, 2008). Since taking the reins in 1998, Schulten has led the Tigers to seven state championships (of the 11 owned by the school) and eight trips to the state title game. His seventh state title came last fall, when St. Xavier finished 27-1-1, won its final 26 games of the season and outscored four state tournament opponents by an 11-1 margin. He also led the Tigers to state titles in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008 and 2009, with a second-place state finish in 2001. In the last five seasons, his teams compiled a 116-7-6 record. Schulten was a National High School Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year finalist in 2010, and was named Mideast Region Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations the same year. His teams have been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Academic team the past two seasons with a team GPA of 3.91 in 2010 and 3.98 in 2011. A 1987 St. Xavier graduate, Schulten was a four-year starter at Centre College, earning NSCAA All-South Region honors as a senior in 1990.
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The NHSCA continues its involvement in high-profile high school sports events across the board. The NHSCA selects Coaches and Senior Athletes of the Year in 20 boys and girls sports, and sponsors more than two dozen national championship events in 11 sports.
In partnership with Navy Special Operations, the NHSCA conducts the Navy SEAL Fitness Challenge in 1,200 high schools throughout America. This serves as a replacement for President Kennedy’s Council on Fitness that was popular in the 1970’s and 1980’s. In partnership with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, the NHSCA conducts Character and Leadership Workshops and reach more than 800 Pennsylvania high schools and 9,600 athletes and coaches. The NHSCA also is in the process of building the nation’s first National High School Sports Hall of Fame Museum, to be located in its headquarters city, Easton, Pa.
Founded in 1989, the National High School Coaches Association is a not-for-profit 501c3 service organization providing support and leadership programs for the nation’s 500,000 high school coaches and 10 million high school athletes.