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McMahon and Bahr Receive NSCAA Honors

January 19, 2013
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Release courtesy of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - A total of 23 head coaches and four assistant coaches have been honored by their peers for their accomplishments this past season.

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced tonight the 2012 NSCAA/Field Turf Coaches of the Year, as well as the 2012 Assistant Coaches of the Year.

The NSCAA recognizes national and regional coaches of the year at each level of collegiate play, and high school and youth play. The honorees received their award Friday evening at the annual Awards Banquet at the NSCAA Convention in Indianapolis.

Senior College National Coaches of the Year - NAIA Award Winners
NAIA - Brian McMahon, Belhaven University (Miss.)

In his first season as head coach at Belhaven, McMahon led the Blazers to the 2012 NAIA National Championship title, a 19-4-1 overall record and a 7-3-1 record in the Southern States Athletic Conference.

The team's national title was the program's second and the school's third in any sport. Prior to joining Belhaven, McMahon spent 11 seasons at Greenville College (Ill.) and led that program to three conference tournament appearances and multiple trips into the national tournament.

NAIA - Bill Bahr, Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.)

Bahr led the Olivet Nazarene women's team through a memorable run in his 13th season as head coach which concluded with an appearance in the 2012 NAIA National Championship game. The Tigers finished the season 19-4-1 overall, undefeated at 11-0 in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference and became just the fourth team in school history to advance to the semifinal round of an NAIA National Tournament.

For complete list of 2012 NSCAA National Coaches of the Year, click here.