Calvert Hall soccer coach Bill Karpovich was named national Coach of the Year at the National Soccer Coaches of America convention in Pittsburgh during the weekend.
Karpovich has compiled a 318-72-22 record in 25 years at Calvert Hall, winning 15 Maryland Scholastic Association A Conference titles, including 10 in the past 12 years. This season, Karpovich led the Cardinals to a 17-1 record and a second consecutive MSA A Conference championship.
Karpovich, who was one of eight regional winners eligible for the national award, was unable to attend the convention. He was told Friday night that he had won the award by a former player, UMBC coach Pete Caringi, who called from Pittsburgh.
"Needless to say, I'm quite proud," Karpovich said. "I was also quite surprised. I think the award is based simultaneously on what we have achieved this year and what we've achieved over the last 25 years."