By Kelly Morris / Special Contributor
Kelly Wilmoth keeps racking up the hardware this season.
Wilmoth was selected as the State Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, the world’s largest soccer coaches’ organization.
Wilmoth has been the Ursuline soccer coach for the last two seasons. This winter, the Bears (24-1-1) won their 25th state title in the last 26 years with a 1-0 victory over rival Bishop Lynch.
“The most memorable part of the season was seeing the girls raise that trophy at the state final,” said Wilmoth, who was also named the TAPPS I-5A Coach of the Year. “All the hard work they put in and the growth they made as players throughout the season showed proudly on those smiling faces.”
Seeing those smiling faces on a regular basis is one of the reasons Wilmoth loves to coach. She said she came up with a hashtag this season to show her passion: #ProudCoach.
“I love working with the girls in the game that we all love,” Wilmoth said. “Soccer requires so much creativity and passion, and the girls constantly amaze me at what they can do both on and off the field.”