Claude Wolfe Coach of the Year

 

Each year at the Homecoming football game, this award is presented to an M Association member who, by his or her achievements and contributions in athletic coaching, brings honor to our university and the memory of Coach Wolfe. The award can be based either on outstanding success in the past year or on accomplishments over the course of a several-year career.

Selection is made by Association officers from nominations by the membership, which includes all past "M" letter winners. Nominations must be received before Dec. 31.

2016 Coach of the Year

Jed Freels ’84 – Always sticking by his core principle of making people around him better, Jed has risen to the top of the Indiana High School boys' soccer coaching ranks. Leading the Barons of DeKalb High School since 1999, his program has reeled off 15 straight winning campaigns, a combined 14 conference, sectional and regional championships and five appearances at the Adidas national tournament as part of more than 250 wins in his career. He's earned five KPC News and two Northeast Eight Conference Coach of the Year accolades. As a teacher in DeKalb school district, he's been awarded Walmart Teacher of the Year, the Auburn Arts commission Medal of Arts Award, a Great Lakes Sea Grant fellowship, and a Teacher Creativity Fellowship from Lilly Endowment Inc. 

 

Past Coach of the Year Recipients


1980 - Phil Weybright '68
1981 - Bob Barlow '72
1982 - Claude Wolfe '40
1983 - Richard Miller '61
1984 - Lamar Kilmer '63
1985 - James Andrews '69
1986 - John Hans '63
1987 - Terry Pettit '68
1988 - Mike Kelly '70
1989 - Harlan Frick '63
1990 - Dennis Horn '63
1991 - Al Smith '64
1992 - A.J. Rickard '62
1993 - Jim Noffsinger '69
1994 - Dave Geyer '62
1995 - Carmi Thornton '76
1996 - Jerry Minton '62
1997 - Steve Neff '73
1998 - Ron Hecklinski '78
1998 - Mike DeBord '77
1999 - Doug Miller '76
2000 - Gary Scott '71
2001 - Mark Heeter '87
2002 - Gary Goshert '73
2003 - Dave McCollough '79
2004 - Bill Patrick '53
2005 - Wayne Kreiger '64
2006 - Mark Miller '75
2007 - Jeff Adamson '86
2008 - Scott Mannering '79
2009 - Allen Shockney '63
2010 - Carla Paschen ’83 Herschberger
2011 - Linda Allen '84 Bamrick
2012 - Allen Mack '87
2013 - Scott Kreiger '88
2014 - George Gilbert '78
2015- Andy McClain ’91