Coach Rob Herringer finalist for Kevin Gray Coach of the Year Award

Annual award given to local girls or boys recreational, high school, club, college or professional coach from either Missouri or Kansas for his or her team's success.

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2013

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Kevin Gray Player of the Year Awards presented by Ivy Funds and co-sponsored by Sporting Kansas City and Global Sports International were established in 2011 in honor and memory of the late Kansas City Sports Commission president Kevin Gray.

The Awards recognize the athletic achievements of soccer players in the Kansas City area in five categories: Male Youth, Female Youth, Adult Player, Coach and Ambassador.

Benedictine College men's soccer head coach Rob Herringer has been named a finalist for the 2013 Coach of the Year Award and will officially be introduced on Friday at Sporting Park.

"It is an honor to be nominated for the Kevin Gray Coach of the Year Award," said Coach Herringer. "Coaches receive awards based on the special accomplishments of their players, and I have have been blessed with the opportunity to work with some truly amazing young men at Benedictine College.

"For the last eight years our players have represented our school and soccer program with tremendous passion and professionalism. I am honored to be their coach and thank them for providing me with this opportunity."

The Coach of the Year Award is given to a local girls or boys recreational, high school, club, college or professional coach from either Missouri or Kansas for his or her team's success.

The finalists will official be introduced on Friday night at 6 p.m. live on Metro Sports in the Kansas City Metro area.

The winners of the five nominated categories will be introduced on July 13 at Sporting Park prior to Sporting KC's match against Toronto FC.

Kevin Gray passed away on Jun 15, 2011, after battling cancer. In addition to serving as the president of the Kansas City Sports Commission, Gray graduated from Benedictine College in 1982 and served on the school's Board of Directors from the fall of 2009 until his passing in 2011.