DARLINGTON – Darlington cross country coach Arnie Miehe has been selected by the Wisconsin Cross Country Coaches Association (WCCCA) as the recipient of the 2014-15 National Federation of High School (NFHS) Coaches Association Boys’ Cross Country Coach of the Year for Wisconsin.
Miehe led the Redbirds to their fourth straight WIAA Division 3 boys’ state team championship during the 2014 season, and he currently has his Redbirds ranked number one in Division 3 in the latest state poll for the 2015 season.
In 34 seasons as head coach at Darlington, Miehe has compiled an overall record of 2,350-367 with the boys’ program and a 2,007-678 mark with the girls’ program.
Annually, the NFHS identifies and recognizes a coach from each state for significant achievement in their sport. State level recipients are considered for NFHS Sectional recognition. National Coaches of the Year are then chosen from the sectional winners.
Award recipients are selected based upon a variety of criteria including their coaching record, background, coaching honors and involvement in community and school organizations.
Each year approximately 1000 coaches are recognized at the state level, 168 coaches are recognized at the sectional level and 21 coaches are recognized at the national level.
Wisconsin coaches are members of Section 4, which represents the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin.