Central's Fogarty receives honors

By Steve Sell
December 12, 2016

Central Christian College women’s soccer coach Scott Fogarty has received some prestigious postseason honors.

Fogarty was named A.I.I. Coach of the Year last month and then it was announced last week that he was also voted NCCAA Central Region Coach of the Year by the coaches at the NCCAA Region Tournament.

Fogarty arrived at Central in the spring of 2014 and took over a program that had finished the fall at 4-14. Things looked promising heading into the 2014 season, but late in the summer several recruits backed out of their commitments and a couple of players from the year before decided not to return.

That left Fogarty with 11 players on the roster to start the season and he was able to recruit three players on campus to give him 14. After starting the year 1-7-1, they finished the season at 5-11-1.

The Tigers then had an amazing year in his second campaign as they finished the season at 20-6 and earned a trip to the NCCAA National Tournament in Kissimmee, Fla., for the first time since 2000. The turnaround from 2014 to 2015 ranks as one of the greatest program turnarounds in history, at any division.

The Tigers finished 2016 with a 12-9-1 record and earned a second trip to the NCCAA National Tournament despite every team being up for them because of their 2015 prowess.

They finished the year ranked in the NCCAA Top 10 for the second year in a row, and with just one senior on the roster, the Tigers will be poised to make another deep postseason run in 2017.