(COVINGTON, La.) — On Jan. 17, Varsity Soccer Coach Sean Moser was honored with the 2019 Boys Winter Region Coach of the Year Award for Parochial/Private Schools at the 73rd United State Soccer Coaches Convention in Baltimore. The award is handed out by the National Chair of the United Soccer Coaches, and is one of the most prestigious awards that can be given to a high school soccer coach.
Coach Moser also received the 2018-2019 South Section Boys Soccer Coach of the Year Award for his achievements with the St. Paul’s soccer team. This award is based upon achievement in the 2018-2019 season, lifetime success within the school and surrounding community, and coaching philosophy.
Moser has been hugely successful during his tenure at St. Paul’s. The Wolves have won nine state championship appearances in Moser’s 11 seasons, including six of the last nine state titles. Moser’s all-time record at St. Paul’s is 289-23-17 (as of Jan. 17), and the Soccer Wolves are currently ranked second in the nation by MaxPreps with a 24-0 record, and hope to repeat as state champions.
“I had very few concerns about this team coming into the season, but those that I had have been addressed through the leadership and focus that these guys have shown so far,” said Moser.
When asked about what these individual recognitions mean in the context of his coaching career, Moser said, “I feel like [the award] is reflective of my coaching success over the years, including during my time at St. Paul’s. I think the national recognition has mainly come from the team’s success outside Louisiana in regional tournaments.”
The proceedings at the United State Soccer Coaches Convention in Baltimore also included the introduction of high school soccer coaches into the Hall of Fame. “Earlier in my career I really wasn’t thinking about awards and things like that. But I think one day that would be special,” Moser said.
With 582 wins, 19 state championship appearances, and 10 titles in his 25 years of coaching, Moser certainly has the resumé to match an induction into the Hall of Fame.