Xavier coach, faculty member is finalist for national award

David Van Sickle (submitted photo)

David Van Sickle (submitted photo)

The National High School Athletic Coaches Association has announced that Xavier College Preparatory coach and faculty member David Van Sickle is a finalist for its “National Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year” award.

Coach Van Sickle was nominated for this national honor by Arizona’s high school coaches, based on his career longevity, service to high school athletics, honors and awards, championship years, and winning percentages, according to a press release.

Eight finalists from across the nation will be honored during the National Coach of the Year Awards Banquet, which will take place at the NHSACA national convention in Louisville, Ky. on June 29. The highlight of the banquet will be the selection of the national winner for this award, plus those in eighteen other recognized sports categories.

Earlier this month, Coach Van Sickle was named the 2015 Arizona Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year by the The National Federation of State High School Associations, the release stated.

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