Coach of the Year

Brent Ringwood, Acalanes

Ringwood, in his sixth season as Acalanes' head coach, led the Dons to a historic season, as they won the Diablo Foothill Athletic League title and captured their first North Coast Section Division II championship. After starting the season with a 2-3 record, Acalanes rebounded to go 17-1 for the rest of the campaign. In the NCS championship game against Marin Catholic-Kentfield, the Dons scored the go-ahead goal with less than three minutes to play and held on for a 9-8 victory, avenging a loss to Marin Catholic in the 2011 section title game.

-- Curtis Pashelka