Jan 17, 2020 2:32 PM

Orcutt named NFHS Coach of the Year for boys golf

Posted Jan 17, 2020 2:32 PM

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (January 16, 2020)— Twenty-three high school coaches from across the country have been selected as 2019 National Coaches of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association.

The NFHS, which has been recognizing coaches through an awards program since 1982, honors coaches in the top 10 girls sports and top 10 boys sports (by participation numbers), and in two “other” sports – one for boys and one for girls – that are not included in the top 10 listings. The NFHS also recognizes a spirit coach as a separate award category. Winners of NFHS awards must be active coaches during the year for which they receive their award. This year’s awards recognize coaches for the 2018-19 school year.

Recipients of this year’s national awards for boys sports included Jim Orcutt, the boys golf coach for North Platte High School during the 2018-19 school year.

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Jan 17, 2020 2:32 PM
Husker Homecoming: Dawson returns from NFL

Lincoln (NPPost) - Its another homecoming for a member of the Huskers. 

Scott Frost earlier today announced that Mike Dawson would be returning to the team after spending one season in the NFL. He will be returning as the outside linebackers coach. He will replace Jovan Dewitt who will take an assistant position at North Carolina. 

Dawson spent the 2019 season as the outside linebackers coach for the New York Giants. Before that, he was the defensive line coach for the Huskers in 2018 and was the defensive line coach with Frost at Central Florida.  

Frost and the university also annouced that they were extending the contracts of assistant coaches Greg Austin, Travis Fisher and Ryan Held. Each has a contract now running through Dec. 31, 2021.

Austin will become the run game coordinator in addition to his role as offensive line coach. Held, the running backs coach, added the title of recruiting coordinator. Fisher is the defensive backs coach.