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Tom Trygstad Adds Another 2019 Iowa Boys’ Track and Field Coach of the Year Honor

Valley High School boys’ track and field coach Tom Trygstad has been named the Iowa boys’ high school coach of the year, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Thursday, July 11.

“The honor is based upon the performance of the Valley boys’ track and field team throughout the 2019 season, and is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of the student-athletes, the coaching staff, and the administration of the school,” said Sam Seemes, CEO of USTFCCCA, in a letter to Trygstad.

Trygstad led the Tigers to their third straight boys’ track and field state title in May. Trygstad, who teaches social studies at Indian Hills Junior High, is also the head coach of Valley’s boys’ and girls’ cross country programs. He was recently named the 2019 All-Iowa boys’ track and field coach of the year by the Des Moines Register.

USTFCCCA is a nonprofit professional organization representing cross country and track and field coaches of all levels. The organization represents over 9,000 coaching members encompassing NCAA cross country and track and field programs of all divisions, the NAIA, the NJCAA, and a number of state high school cross country and track and field coaches associations. 

Additionally, USTFCCCA serves as an advocate for cross country and track and field coaches, providing a leadership structure to assist the needs of a diverse membership, serving as a lobbyist for coaches’ interests, and working as a liaison between the various stakeholders in cross country and track and field.

“We wish you continued success in your mission to develop the youth of America into productive and well-rounded individuals,” Seemes said.

Please help us congratulate Trygstad on this accomplishment!