By Graham Sturgeon, staff writer
Durand soccer coach and science teacher Floyd Lincoln was named MHSAA district and regional Coach of the Year (COY) by his peers for the successful season his boys team had this fall. In addition to earning a 14-7 overall record, the Railroaders won the GAC season-ending tournament over Goodrich, which was the team’s first-ever win over the Martians.
Lincoln was nominated for the award by Williamston’s head coach Brent Sworg, whose team won the district and regional. This is Lincoln’s third district COY honor and his first as the regional COY.
In addition, several of Lincoln’s players received league and district honors. Alec Schacht, the team’s MVP, was named to the all-GAC first-team and the district team, as was Josh Emmerling. Nate Judson made the district team and received GAC second-team status. GAC tournament star Cameron Koons was also named to the all-league first-team; Judson made the second-team; and Brent Thompson, Cole Szakal and Hunter Robbins received Honorable Mention in the GAC.
Lincoln called the awards a “tremendous honor” while deferring recognition to his players.