The National Federation of State High School Associations has picked Ottawa Hills' coach Nate Baer as its "Coach of the Year" for Ohio boys' soccer.
During the 2019 season, Mr. Baer guided his varsity Green Bears to another Toledo Area Athletic conference title, placing five players on the First-Team All-League Team. The team won its district but lost in the regional finals.
For his achievements, the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) this spring awarded Mr. Baer its “Coach of the Year” honors for boys’ soccer. OHSAA then submitted his name to the National Federation, which annually announces its own “Coach of the Year’ in numerous states and sports.
By receiving the National Federation honor for the 2018-2019 season, Mr. Baer automatically was considered for the organization’s regional and national “Coach of the Year” honors.
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