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Dragon Soccer Coach Earns National Honor

January 16, 2014
Carroll Athletic Booster Club

Oglesby is one of 21 coaches across the nation honored in boys’ and girls’ sports. The award recognizes coaches for the 2012-2013 school year and career work in their sport. Last season, the Dragons went 21-4-4 and finished as Class 5A Region I semifinalists.

Oglesby’s teams are regular playoff qualifiers and he led the Dragons to the Class 5A state title in 2011 with an undefeated record. Oglesby started the Carroll soccer program 18 years ago and has built the Dragons into a perennial power. Carroll also won a Class 4A title in 2001.

National Coaches of the Year Selected by NFHS Coaches Association(3)


Twenty-one high school coaches from across the country have been selected as 2013 National Coaches of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association.

The NFHS, which has been recognizing coaches through an awards program since 1982, honors coaches in the top 10 girls sports and top 10 boys sports (by participation numbers), and in one “other” sport that is not included in the top 10 listings. The NFHS also recognizes a Spirit coach as a separate award category. Winners of NFHS awards must be active coaches during the year for which they receive their award. This year’s awards recognize coaches for the 2012-13 school year.

Recipients of the 2013 NFHS national awards for boys sports are:

David Gentry, football, Murphy (North Carolina) High School; John Jones, track and field, Columbia (South Carolina) Spring Valley High School; Dennis Bower, basketball, Onalaska (Washington) High School; Larry Turner, baseball, Owasso (Oklahoma) High School; Gregory Oglesby, soccer, Southlake (Texas) Carroll Senior High School; Bill Johnson, wrestling, Norton (Kansas) Community Senior High School; Claney Duplechin, cross country, Baton Rouge (Louisiana) Episcopal High School; Skip Griese, tennis, Ada (Oklahoma) High School; James McGill, golf, Ottawa Hills (Ohio) High School; andJoe Pereira, swimming and diving, Salt Lake City (Utah) Skyline High School.

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