Newton, 81, who holds the record for coaching the most state-title-winning teams in boys' cross-country, won his 27th 3A title at York Community High. His teams have finished in the top three at state 43 times in 51 years. In 1988, he was the first high school coach named to the staff of a U.S. men's Olympic track and field team.
Geneva, N.Y. > Soccer
Wilber, 59, became the winningest coach in D-III women's soccer with her William Smith College team's victory in the national quarterfinals. The win raised her record to 423-120-49, surpassing Rochester's Terry Gurnett, who retired after this season. Wilber has coached the Herons for the program's entire 31-year history.
Williamstown, Mass. > Football
Kelton, 42, the NESCAC's first African-American head football coach, was named conference football coach of the year after leading Williams to a perfect record, the first coach in the program's 125-year history to do so in his debut season. Kelton was previously the defensive coordinator at Columbia.
San Francisco > Cross-country
Tracy, 60, who was diagnosed with ALS in June, coached the San Francisco University High Red Devils to a record eighth state title in girls' cross-country. Team captain Holland Reynolds, exhausted but determined to finish the meet for her ailing coach, crawled across the finish line in 37th place to clinch the team title.
Grand Rapids, Mich. > Volleyball
Warners, a 1990 graduate of Calvin College, was named the American Volleyball Coaches Association D-III coach of the year after leading her alma mater team to its first national title, over top-ranked Emory. The Knights won 24 years to the day after they lost in the finals when Warners was a starting freshman setter.
Winnipeg, Manitoba > Football
Jarvis, a 43-year-old phys-ed teacher at Dakota Collegiate, coached the school's first football team to a perfect 10-0 season, as the Lancers outscored their competition 398-25 en route to the league championship. The Dakota defense surrendered just one touchdown all season and never gave up a point in the second half.
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