Baumann Selected As Region Coach of The Year Honor
Courtesy of Dominican University
Dominican University head men's soccer coach Erick Baumann has been named the NSCAA/Mondo NCAA Division III Central Region Coach of the Year. Baumann receives the honor for the second time in the last three years.
Baumann will join the rest of the NSCAA/Mondo Region Coach of the Year honorees along with the head coaches from Ohio Wesleyan University, Calvin College, Montclair State University and Oneonta State University on the NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year ballot.
"It's a tremendous honor to be recognized by my peers and selected for this award," commented Baumann. "There is nothing more rewarding than to have your efforts as a coach recognized by those that you compete against day in and day out."
On the year, Baumann's Stars finished the season with a 19-3-0 overall record, earning a number one ranking in the Central Region in the final regular season NSCAA poll released on November 8 as well as claiming the top spot in the final NCAA Division III regional rankings on November 2. Under Baumann, the Stars made their tenth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championships while claiming their sixth consecutive Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) regular season and tournament titles.
"I'm very thankful for the dedication and commitment from my coaching staff and players," said Baumann. "I share this award with them. Soccer is a team sport with no individual more important than the next, and without the efforts of my staff and players, our program would not be able to compete at such a high level each and every year."
Baumann was previously named the region coach of the year in 2009 and 1999 and has garnered 11 conference coach of the year honors. One of the winningest men's soccer coaches at any level, Baumann boasts a career mark of 293-66-21 for a career .798 winning percentage.