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Coach Gavin Garners Recognition for GCC as USC National Staff of the Year

Men's soccer coach Ken Gavin

The United Soccer Coaches announced its staffs of the year for each level of competition associated with the prestigious organization that includes the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA), National Association of Interscholastic Athletics (NAIA) and Junior College at Division-I and Division-III for both men's and women's teams.

Genesee Community College was recognized as the Junior College D-III Staff of the Year for the men's division Dec. 13. USC will honor GCC at its annual convention and awards banquet Jan. 19, 2018 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Genesee Community College men's soccer staff of head coach Ken Gavin and assistant coach Josh Carpenter led the 2017 GCC men's soccer team to its first national title in Herkimer, N.Y. in November. An often overlooked, but vital part to Genesee's staff is athletic trainers Amber Nichols and Jeff Engels, who assisted the coaches and players throughout their championship run. The Cougars finished their magical season on a 10-game winning streak and a 20-game unbeaten streak.

The United Soccer Coaches (formerly known as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America / NSCAA) is an organization of American soccer coaches founded in 1941. It is the largest soccer coach's organization in the world, with more than 30,000 members. The NSCAA was rebranded as United Soccer Coaches about four months ago in early August and is based out of Kansas City, Mo.

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