PrepsUtah.com has joined forces with Anython to announce this year’s coach of the week honorees. Each week during this school year, we select a boys team and a girls team coach who represents the best the state has to offer in coaching excellence.
Anython, a unique company helping teams and groups raise money to run their programs, is the sponsor of this award. The company will present to each weekly winner a certificate and a coach of the week water bottle and will provide the teams at the winners’ schools a special offer to utilize the fundraising services it provides.
Our Week 5 2017 girls team coach of the week is Tracey Valentine of the Judge Memorial Catholic High girls tennis team. Valentine will share the honor for the week of October 2, 2017 with her co-head coach Christie Brightwell.
Valentine and Brightwell led the Bulldogs to the 2017 UHSAA 3A girls tennis title, the ninth championship for the team and the first since Judge Memorial won back-to-back state tournaments in 2011 and 2012. The team found its strength in doubles play and scored 12 of its 17 total points in doubles as it held off Grantsville by one point, 17-16.
Junior Anna Drossos and sophomore Olivia Anderson joined forces to win the state title in first doubles, while seniors Ellie McCoy and Veronica Start claimed the championship in No. 2 doubles. Those performances set the pace as this pair of coaches became the Week 5 selection for our girls team Anython Coach of the Week honor.
Nominate a deserving coach for one of our weekly honors by sending an email with the name, school and sport of the coach and the reason we should honor him or her to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the sponsor – Anython creates “thons” of all kinds to help teams and groups raise funds to support their ongoing activities. The company provides all the support needed to run your “thon” for you, believing that “If you can think it, you can thon it.” Visit them online at anython.com.