Sherrard's Volkert nominated for award


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Posted Online: Dec. 13, 2012, 6:02 pm
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Sherrard girls' track coach Todd Volkert has been named a National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) Coach of the Year finalist.

Finalists are chosen for their coaching longevity, championship years, awards received and services to the coaching profession and athletes. During his tenure at Sherrard, Volkert won the 2007 Class A state title, placed in the top 10 five other times, captured 11 sectional titles and 13 conference championships.

Besides that, the Tigers have had two individual state champions and 60 state medalists.

Volkert will be honored at the National Awards Banquet on June 26, 2013, in Des Moines. At that time, all finalists will be recognized individually. One winner from each sport will be chosen as the National Coach of the year from the group of finalists.
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