O'Boyle named state girls cross country coach of year

George O’Boyle has been selected Girls’ Cross Country High School Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

The honor is based on the performance of the team in 2018, which won the Class B team title last fall, as well as the hard work and dedication of the student-athletes, coaches and administration.

O’Boyle is the only cross country coach in the school’s history. Pius X has won 11 girls team titles and 10 boys team titles in its history.

From the USTFCCCA website:

One boys coach and one girls coach from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia were honored for their successes, as selected by a committee of experts from around the nation.

State-by-state winners were selected based on their teams’ performances throughout the 2018 outdoor track & field season. Among the factors taken into consideration were team score and placement at the state championships, margin of victory, performance against rankings if available, individual championships, and how their teams’ performances stacked up to previous years (e.g. first title in school history, consecutive titles, etc.).

Each honoree will receive a trophy from the USTFCCCA recognizing his or her achievements.

The winners from each state are in consideration for the association’s National High School Track & Field Coach of the Year award. One boys coach and one girls coach from among all the states will be selected by a panel of experts and those winners will be announced later this month.

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