Girls’ Soccer Coach of the Year
Months later, the varsity girls’ incredible spring 2012 soccer season is still being celebrated. Just a few weeks ago, it was announced that Head Coach Travis Brantingham was named Girls’ Soccer Coach of the Year for Missouri by the National Federation of State High School Associations.
The Coach of the Year Award is a huge honor for coaches across the country.
Each year, the NFHS chooses coaches for each of the sports that fall under its umbrella as an association. The nominations for Missouri are then sent to the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) for the final decision. The MSHSAA staff go through all of the coaches’ records, information, and recommendations from parents, fans, and coaches, as well as newspaper articles and play-off performances.
After all of the research is complete, the staff at MSHSAA makes the final decision. Coach Brantingham, who also serves as Upper School athletic director, was one of just 50 girls’ soccer coaches recognized for this honor across the nation.