Kansas City, Mo.-For the second time in his career, University of Bridgeport women's soccer Magnus Nilerud has been selected as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America East Region Coach of the Year. Magnus also won the award in 2011.
This year's East Coast Conference Women's Soccer Coach of Year, Nilerud has led his team to a school record 21-1-1 overall record and a berth in the 2015 NCAA Division II National Championship Semifinals on Thursday versus Columbus State (Ga.) University.
To be considered for this award, a coach must be an individual NSCAA member as well as have a successful record for the season. In addition, the coach should exhibit:
-- Knowledge of the game (rules, systems, coaching philosophy)
-- Rapport with the team (respect of the players)
-- Team image (team conduct, style of play, performance)
-- Conduct on the field (positive behavior)
-- Work for coaches organization (meetings, committees)
-- Outside involvement (clinics, camps, conventions)
-- Community involvement (leagues, banquets)
-- Rapport with other coaches, officials, and media
-- Service to the NSCAA