Coach Casey Baxa Reacts to Coach of the Year Award

Coach Casey Baxa was named this year's USTFCCCA Coach of the Year for Boys Track & Field in the state of Iowa. This award comes after Lisbon's team finished exceptionally well in the sprint events of this year's Iowa State Track & Field Championships with Derek Bova winning the 3A Boys 100M, Jack Butteris winning the 200M, Blake Langhurst taking second in the 400M, the 4x200M Relay winning, the 800M Sprint Medley Relay winning, the 4x400 relay team winning, the Sprint Medley Relay team winning, and the 4x800 relay team taking 3rd. Continue below to see how Coach Baxa felt when he heard he had been honored with the award.

"When I found out I was named Iowa USATFCCCA Coach of the year for Boys Track I was shocked and humbled. It is a great honor for my team, my family and our whole community of Lisbon. I give all of the credit to our success to my team. We all put the time in it takes to compete at a high level and have the success we've had the past few years. My advice to other coaches is always keep learning. We have many awesome track clinics and a lot of different ways to learn through technology. Also, love and care for your athletes, get to know them and show them you care. I would also like to thank my assistant coach Mike Bahl, my team, and my wife Laura and 3 daughter's Madison, Brynnley and Kennedy."

Congratulations Coach Baxa!
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