Johnston County Public Schools Athletic Director Brent Walston was inducted into the North Carolina Soccer Coaches Associations (NCSCA) Field of Honor on Jan. 28, at the association’s all-state ceremony.
Each year the association recognizes soccer coaches who have been instrumental in the development of the game of soccer in North Carolina. Walston previously served as the soccer coach for Hunt, North Johnston, and Corinth Holders high schools.
Walston was one of two inductees into the Field of Honor for the class of 2018. He was inducted along with former Millbrook High coach Danny Wilkins. Their induction brings the Field of Honor total membership to 38 since its inaugural ceremony in 2010.
“Being inducted into the Field of Honor is a tremendous honor,” said Walston. “I’m humbled to now be a part of the great coaches who have been recognized before me.”
Walston earned a career record of 420-139-31 with 14 conference championships during his combined 26 seasons as a boys soccer head coach. He also coached girls soccer for six seasons at North Johnston High, where he earned a 67-49-5 record.
The Field of Honor recognition is one of several accolades Walston received during his time
serving in high school athletics. He previously earned NCSCA Coach of the Year honors in both 2005 and 2008. In 2015, Walston was chosen as the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) National Boys Soccer Coach of the Year.
Walston previously served as head coach of the East boys soccer team for the North Carolina Coaches Association’s East-West All-Star game in 1999. Again, he served as head coach for the North Carolina boys team for the Clash of the Carolinas All-Star Game in 2013.
Walston will be recognized for earning this prestigious honor before the Johnston County Board of Education at their meeting next Tuesday, Feb. 13th.