Coach Don Hood selected as a finalist for the 2020 NHSACA National Assistant Coach of the Year in the sport of Track and Field
Congratulations to CHS Grizzly Greats Athletic Hall of Famer and longtime assistant track and field coach Don Hood, for being selected by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) as a finalist for the 2020 NHSACA National Assistant Coach of the Year in the sport of Track and Field.
Eight finalists from across the nation will be honored during The National Coach of the Year Awards Banquet which will take place at the National High School Athletic Coaches Association’s national convention at the Lincoln Station Great Hall in Lincoln, NE, on the evening of July 23, 2020. The highlight of the banquet will be the naming of the NHSACA national coach of the year in nineteen recognized sports categories.
Coach Hood was nominated for this national honor by the Louisiana High School Coaches Association. This selection was based on longevity, service to high school athletics, honors, championship years, and winning percentage. The nominees and finalists are evaluated by experts in the field of coaching, using sport-specific rubrics to assign points in each category.
The National High School Athletic Coaches Association has been recognizing national coaches of the year since 1978.
The state of Louisiana has six finalists: Wayne Stein (St. Charles Catholic-Baseball); Don Hood (Catholic High School-Boys Assistant); David Malone (Vandebilt Catholic-Girls Cross Country); Amy Pitre (St. Amant-Softball); Kevin Nee (Baton Rouge High-Gymnastics); April Hagadone (Mount Carmel-Volleyball).