2. AWARDS: UNC's Dorrance wins fifth coaching honor


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.)

    NAIA
    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)
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