North Carolina's Anson Dorrance won his five NSCAA/adidas National Coach of the Year award when he claimed the NCAA Division I women's award at the annual NSCAA Awards Banquet, held Friday evening in conjunction with the NSCAA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.
Dorrance, whose freshman-dominated Tar Heels won the 2006 NCAA Division I women's title, moved into second place behind former Indiana men's coach Jerry Yeagley for the most National Coach of the Year awards. Dorrance previously won the women's award in 1983, 1986 and 2003 and claimed a men's award in 1987.
The there were sfive other repeat winners, including NCAA Division I honoree Tim Vom Steeg, who guided UC Santa Barbara to its first national title in 2006. He also won the award in 2004, when UCSB finished second.
Others who claimed awards for the second time: Pete Felske, Wheaton (Ill.), NCAA Division III women; Drew Burwash, Lindsey Wilson, NAIA women; Jonathan Meade, Mount Vernon Nazarene, NCCAA Division I women; Stephen Peck Jr., Jefferson (Mo.), Junior College Division I men.
2006 NSCAA/adidas National
Coaches of the Year
NCAA Division I
Men -- Tim Vom Steeg, UC Santa Barbara
Women -- Anson Dorrance, North Carolina
NCAA Division II
Men -- John DiRico, Dowling
Women -- David DiIanni, Grand Valley State
NCAA Division III
Men -- Mark C. Ludwig, York
Women -- Pete Felske, Wheaton (Ill.)
Men -- Chris Cissell, William Jewell
Women -- Drew Burwash, Lindsey Wilson
NCCAA Division I
Men -- Kevin Wardlaw, MidAmerica Nazarene
Women -- Jonathan Meade, Mount Vernon Nazarene
NCCAA Division II
Men -- Drew Stacey, Southeastern
Women -- Tim Prusha, Crown
Junior College Division I
Men -- Stephen Peck Jr., Jefferson (Mo.)
Women -- Kathy Brown, Young Harris (Ga.)
Junior College Division III
Men -- Benjamin Artiaga, Cerritos (Calif.)
Women -- Ashley Gordon, Richland (Texas)