Doug Goltz selected as semifinalist for coach of the year award

FALLS CITY – Falls City Sacred Heart football coach Doug Goltz’s coaching career is earning him national recognition after completing his 31st season with the Irish.

Goltz was named a semifinalist for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association National Coach of the Year on Wednesday. He was the lone football coach on the list of 14 semifinalists from Nebraska.

The award is based on his career accomplishments through the 2017-2018 athletic seasons, which includes over 300 wins, 31-straight playoff appearances and eight state championships.

The list will be narrowed to eight finalists from nineteen sports across the country. The finalists will be honored during a banquet in June in Bismarck, North Dakota, where the coach of the year will be named.

Goltz also coaches the Sacred Heart boys basketball and track and field teams. He has accumulated over 600 wins on the basketball court. The Irish play Pawnee City on Thursday at 7:45 p.m. The game will air on Today’s Best Country, B103 (103.1 FM, b103.fm and ncnsportsnow.com).

Two former Nebraska prep coaches – Gail Peterson of Crofton and Sharon Zavala of Grand Island Central Catholic – will also be inducted into the National High School Coach Hall of Fame at the convention this summer.

NEBRASKA SEMIFINALISTS

Jack

Tarr

Malcolm

Athletic Director

Jim

Hansen

Lincoln Pius X

Boys Assistant Coach

Kevin

Scheef

Wahoo

Boys Basketball

Shane

Fruit

Ogallala

Boys Cross Country

Doug

Goltz

Falls City Sacred Heart

Football

Kevin

Hubbell

Lincoln East

Girls Assistant Coach

Trudy

Samuelson

Malcolm

Girls Basketball

Jeremy

Haselhorst

Papillion-La Vista South

Girls Cross Country

Nancy

Lockmon

Giltner

Girls Track & Field

Scott

Steinbrook

Kearney

Soccer

Terry

Graver

Elkhorn South

Softball

Rich

Hood III

Omaha Burke

Swimming & Diving

Matt

Wiemers

McCook

Tennis

Darcy

White

Exeter-Milligan

Volleyball

Dean

Boyer

Plainview

Wrestling

Falls City Sacred Heart at Pawnee City

When: Girls – 6 p.m., Boys – 7:45 p.m. Thursday

Where: Pawnee City High School

Radio: 103.1 FM, b103.fm and ncnsportsnow.com

Lourdes Central Catholic at Lewiston

When: Girls – 6 p.m., Boys – 7:45 p.m. Thursday

Where: Lewiston High School

Radio: 1600 AM, 105.5 FM and ncnsportsnow.com

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