Elizabeth Seton High School Track and Field Coach Omar Wilkins has been honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as the Maryland winner of its fourth annual High School Coach of the Year award for girls' track and field. Started in 2014, the award is bestowed to selected coaches based on a number of criteria: their teams' finishes at their respective state championships, the number of different events in which athletes were qualified, and individual championships and how their teams' performances stack up to previous years, among other criteria.
The winners from each state are now in consideration for the USTFCCCA's National High School Track & Field Coach of the Year Award.
"It is a well-deserved honor, but not a surprise to us, that Coach Omar has been named the Maryland State Coach of the Year," says Elizabeth Seton High School Athletic Director, Candy Cage. "We are extremely fortunate to have such an outstanding leader, coach and role model for our track and field team. He has achieved excellence for over a decade and I want to extend my congratulations to Coach Omar and his entire coaching staff for receiving such a high honor!"
Coach Wilkins has led the School to 11 straight Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) titles.
Congratulations, Coach Wilkins!
Click here for a full list of state-by-state winners.