1998 Tachikara/AVCA JC/CC Region Coaches of the Year

12/18/1998

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1998 Tachikara/AVCA JC/CC Region Coaches of the Year

 
Midwest Region Coach of the Year
LuAnn Zimmick, College of DuPage
Zimmick led the College of DuPage to the NJCAA Division III national championship.  The fourth-seeded Chaparals upset No. 1 Jamestown, No. 2 Owens and No. 3 Ridgewater College en route to claiming the title.  DuPage also won the Region IV State Championship and the North Central Community Colleges Conference Tournament.  For the first time in school history, the Chaparals had three players earn NJCAA Division III All-America status.

Northeast-Southeast Region Coach of the Year
Jerry Hulla, Catonsville Community College
Hulla led Catonsville to a perfect 20-0 record in Region XX and an undefeated mark in the Maryland Junior College Conference (11-0).  The Cardinals finished the season with a 25-match winning streak and have gone unbeaten at home the last three years.  Catonsville was ranked as high as No. 19 in the NJCAA Division I national poll.

Southwest Region Coach of the Year
Lisa Stuck, Glendale Community College
In her first year as head coach, Stuck led the Gauchos to a 43-3 overall record and a third-place finish at the NJCAA national tournament.  Glendale claimed the Regional I Tournament, Yavapai Tournament and defeated Ricks College at the Valley of the Sun Championship for the first time in school history.  They ended the season ranked No. 4 in the NJCAA national poll.

West Region Coach of the Year
Lori Richards, Utah Valley State College
Richards guided the Wolverines to a 46-9 overall record, with six of those losses to top-ranked and six-time national champion College of Southern Idaho.  UVSC shared the title at the prestigious Jefferson Tournament with wins over nationally-ranked Miami-Dade, Illinois Central and Jefferson.  They finished second in four other tournaments behind CSI.  The teams 46 victories are the most wins in a season in Richard's 18-year tenure

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