Morrissey Named Coach of the Year, Passes 200-win Mark
BGA girls soccer coach Jan Morrissey has been selected the 2020 United Soccer Coaches High School Girls National Coach of the Year.
This season, Morrissey passed the 200-win mark and led our girls to their second Division II A Tennessee State Championship title in two years and fifth overall title (2000, 2007, 2014, 2019, 2020), finishing with a 17-6 record. In 18 seasons at the helm, she has compiled a career record of 208-105-39.
“A recognition like this comes from a collective effort of the people with whom you surround yourself. After many years of support from family and friends, coaching colleagues from various sports at BGA and within the local soccer community, as well as working with student-athletes who choose to play for BGA, it's difficult to ignore the impact all of those individuals have on a person. I attribute any success I've received as a coach to all those mentioned because the experiences connected with each one have ultimately molded me, and I'm grateful for that,” said Morrissey. “As I mentioned to someone the other day, championships are won by a collection of selfless, motivated, and dedicated individuals, whom I've termed "my village." I'm very fortunate and blessed to have a very solid "village" at BGA."
In addition to Morrissey’s recognition this soccer season, four students – junior Kennedy Price and sophomores Keaton Mitchell, Eva Schreiber, and Lindsey Summarell – were named to the THSSCA All-State team. Price was also selected to the United Soccer Coaches All-South Region Team.