Coach of the Year honors for Munro, Dryden, Schulz

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Three Flathead Valley high school coaches were named Montana Coaches Association Coach of the Year for their respective spring sports as voted by their peers, all MCA members.

For boys tennis, Josh Munro of Glacier was selected as Coach of the Year for Class AA. Munro coached Rory Smith to a state title and Glacier to a fourth place finish at the AA tournament last month in Great Falls.

Patrick Dryden of Whitefish was named Class A girls tennis Coach of the Year. At the Class A state tournament this year in Kalispell, Whitefish won the team trophy and the girls doubles (Olivia Potthoff and Aubrey Hanks) and singles titles (Gacie Smyley).

In girls track and field, Class A Coach of the year was Whitefish’s Derek Schulz. Whitefish won its first state title in 35 years on May 25th in Laurel. Mikenna Ells won the 400 and WHS placed first in the 400 and 1,600 relays.

All coaches will be honored at the MCA Awards Program on Aug. 1, which takes place during the MCA All-Sport Coaches Clinic at the C.M. Russell High School Auditorium in Great Falls.

MCA Spring Sports

Coach of the Year

Boys Golf

B — Michael Trudnowski, Loyola Sacred Heart

C — (Co-Head) Jeff Bellach/Tom Hubers, Manhattan Christian

Girls Golf

B — Michael Trudnowski, Loyola Sacred Heart

C — (Co-Head) Jeff Bellach/Tom Hubers, Manhattan Christian

Boys Tennis

AA — Josh Munro, Glacier

A — Lois Woodard, Beaverhead County

B-C — Jason Purpura, Great Falls Central

Girls Tennis

AA — Lance Bouchee, Helena High

A — Patrick Dryden, Whitefish

B-C — Patti Danforth, Loyola Sacred Heart

Softball

AA — Michael Coleman, Great Falls High

A — Andrea Folkman, Belgrade

B-C — Tim Bastian, Huntley Project School

Boys Track

AA — Craig Mettler, Sentinel

A — (Tie) Curt Fox, Laurel/A Tammi Myers, Beaverhead County

B — Wesley Lindeen, Huntley Project

C — Larry Henderson, Scobey

Girls Track

AA — Eric Fisher, Bozeman

A — Derek Schulz, Whitefish

B — (Tie) Tim Robinson, Baker/B Wesley Lindeen, Huntley Project

C — Michael Haines, Seeley-Swan

The following MCA members were also elected to serve as Class Directors on the MCA Board: AA Director – Bob Howard, Great Falls High; A Director – Cindy Farmer, Hardin High

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