Coach Brent Walston of Corinth Holders High School has been named a 2015 National Federation of State High School (NFHS) Associations National Coach of the Year in Boys Soccer.
Walston is one of 22 high school coaches from across the country to be selected as a 2015 National Coach of the Year by the NFHS Coaches Association.
“This is a well deserved recognition, and we are appreciative of the incredible professionalism with which Coach Walston represents our Pirate Nation and also Johnston County,” said Corinth Holders High Principal Chase Ferrell.
Walston has led the Pirate Boy’s Soccer team to two conference championships within the six years that the school has been opened. He also coached three players that have gone on to play at the collegiate level from the 2014-2015 season.
The NFHS honors coaches in the top 10 girls sports and top 10 boys sports (by participation numbers), and in one “other” sport that is not included in the top 10 listings. 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 2014-15 school year.
The next award level after state coach of the year is sectional coach of the year. The NFHS is divided into eight geographical sections. Walston falls under Section 3 – South (AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN).