Coach Sean Walsh pictured with his State Championship squad, second from the left.
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Christian Brothers Academy's Sean McCafferty and North Hunterdon's Sean Walsh have been named the boys and girls 2017 New Jersey coaches of the year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Coach McCafferty took over the cross country head coaching reins to Christian Brothers Academy in 2016. He helped guide the Colts to their 22nd NJSIAA Meet of Champions state title this past fall, his first at the helm. The finished out the year in seventh at Nike Cross Nationals.
The North Hunterdon girls won their first NJSIAA Meet of Champions title since 1986 this past November under the coaching of Sean Walsh. After some close calls in previous years they proved to be dominant all season long in 2017. Their squad makes a full comeback next year so this could just be the beginning of something even greater.
Each coach will receive a trophy recognizing their selection and the USTFCCCA will choose between each state winner for the final National Coach of the Year award. That honor is to be announced later this month.
Coach Sean McCafferty pictured with CBA's State Championship squad, farthest to the right.