All-District 2008 Soccer Coach of the Year

Bart McAfee, Merced

McAfee successfully made the transition from the softball field to the soccer pitch, helping lead the Bears to the Central California Conference championship. Merced didn't stop there, though. It ripped through the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs, beating Davis-Yolo 1-0 in the final. In winning the first soccer section title in school history, Merced became only the fourth team from the southern half of the section to win a Division I championship.