NWCA Announces 2021 NAIA Women’s National Coach of the Year
Jamestown, ND – On Thursday evening the NAIA hosted a virtual National Championship Coaches Social. At the conclusion of the event, National Wrestling Coaches Association Executive Director Mike Moyer recognized the five finalists for the NAIA Women’s National Coach of the Year and announced the winner as selected by their peers. The award is presented to the coach that has demonstrated outstanding effort throughout the season in developing and elevating their program on campus and in the community. The NWCA National Coach of the Year awards program is presented by Defense Soap, the official Hygiene partner of the NWCA.
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The recipient of this year’s NAIA Women’s National Coach of the Year is Lee Miracle of Campbellsville University (KY). Coach Miracle is in his 8th season as head coach and his achievements this season include an 8-0 dual meet record capped by a regular-season Mid-South Conference championship, a 3rd MSC Individual Tournament title with seven finalists, five individual conference champions, and 12 athletes qualified for the NAIA Championships. His current roster is comprised of 43 wrestlers.
“It’s an honor to recognize Coach Lee Miracle as the National Coach of the Year,” Said NWCA Executive Director Mike Moyer, NWCA. “What Lee has been able to build at Campbellsville is absolutely amazing. His athletes continue to simply find ways to win and can’t ever be counted out. Good luck to him and his athletes this weekend as they compete for at the national championships.”
2021 NAIA COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD FINALISTS
- KCAC – Daviaire Dickerson, Midland University
- KCAC – Shauna Kemp, University of Jamestown
- HAAC – Cody Garcia, Baker University
- MSC – Lee Miracle, Campbellsville University
- SAC – Kiiler Stephens, Wayland Baptist University
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