Melbourne’s Jerry McCabe Named NSCAA Coach of the Year
By Zach Clark // January 9, 2015
Coaching high school soccer for 30 years
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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Melbourne High School’s Head Soccer Coach, Jerry McCabe, has recently been named the NSCAA Coach of the Year Award. It is given to a few of the best soccer coaches in the country among high school ranks.
McCabe has been coaching high school soccer for 30 years and his overall record in coaching is 521-166-56, with last year season’s record being 24-1-1.
His team’s accomplishments include being No. 7 in the Nation Max Preps.. Melbourne High School has been to four state championships, in three different large public school divisions, under his tenure (1994, 2009, 2010 and 2014).
The team also has eight regional, 18 district/sectionals and 17 conference championships with him as coach. McCabe has been the Florida Dairy Farmers State Coach of the Year in 1994, 2009 and 2010.
Jerry McCabe is the only 3 time winner.
“Its a culmination of a long career of hard work but it also recognizes the local soccer community here in Brevard County as one of the best in the country,” said Head Coach Jerry McCabe.
Without good players being trained by the youth coaches, you can’t have a good team.”
He was also the NSCAA State Coach of the Year in 2014.
His other accomplishments include being a FYSA staff coach and instructor and winning conference Coach of the Year 12 times.
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America was founded in 1941.
It has grown into the world’s largest soccer coaches’ organization that serves members at every level of the game.