West Point officer selected as national coach of the year
December 9, 2010
WEST POINT, N.Y. (Dec. 9, 2010) -- USA Team Handball recently announced that Maj. Adam Hodges, West Point Handball Club coach, has been selected as Coach of the Year.
Coaches were nominated in three listed categories by members of USA Team Handball, and the winners were selected in an election by USA Team Handball members. All three winners are now nominees for the U.S. Olympic Committee Coach of the Year.
Hodges takes home National Coach of the Year honors while Attila Agoston was named the Volunteer Coach of the Year and Kathy Rex is the Developmental Coach of the Year.
Hodges earned his distinction for his deeply-rooted involvement with the team handball movement at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He led West Point Handball Club to first place finishes in the Blue Cup (6-0), Falcon Cup (4-0), and College Nationals where his "B" team also earned second place.
Several of Hodges' former players are in the U.S. Men's National team pool, further highlighting Hodges' impact on a national level. He may have stepped dwon from coaching West Point Handball Club but he has not stopped growing the sport as he installed team handball at the Company Athletic level at West Point where 450 cadets play handball twice a week.