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Marble Falls soccer assistant named coach of the year

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF

MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School boys assistant soccer coach Chuck Woods was named the Region IV Assistant Coach of the Year by the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches.

The association made the announcement Nov. 21.

“I’m very flattered,” said Woods, who is in his sixth year coaching at Marble Falls. “Totally unexpected. When a program has as much success as we have, those recognitions happen. It’s a reflection of how well the boys are doing.”

The 2014 Mustangs varsity and junior varsity squads finished third in District 51-4A.

Last year, Woods and Marble Falls head coach Rick Hoover began the Marble Falls Middle School soccer program. The Ponies were the district runners-up.

“We are very blessed in Marble Falls with the character of the kids we work with,” Woods said. “Our boys work hard. They enjoy what they’re doing.”

The association takes nominations and examines season records. Woods said a team’s season results and playoff run factors into which head coaches are picked as head coach of the year.

For Woods, it’s also about helping players realize they must perform well in the classroom.

He also shares the award with Mustangs head coach Rick Hoover and former head coach Michael Nave and former assistant coach Trey Young.

“They have guided and mentored me in all of this,” he said. “I wouldn’t be able to do this. They showed me the ropes.”

jfierro@thepicayune.com

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