By TSB Staff
The McKinney Indepdendent School District’s Athletic Department recently announced the selections for Coach of the Year. Each year a high school coach and a middle school coach are selected to receive the honor. This year’s recipients are high school coach Casey Osborn and middle school coach Matt Wandersee.
Above photo from left: MISD Athletic Director Shawn Pratt, Coach Casey Osborn, MISD Asst. Athletic Director Valerie Little, and Boyd High School Campus Athletic Coordinator Don Drake are surrounded by members of the McKinney Boyd soccer team.
Casey Osborn is the boys’ head soccer coach at McKinney Boyd High School. Osborn, who took over the helm as head coach three years ago has led his team to two back-to-back post season regional playoff appearances. Osborn and this year’s talented group of senior players ended their post season run at regionals against Kingwood, losing a hard fought battle in a shootout, finishing the season with a 19-6-3 record.
McKinney ISD Athletic Director Shawn Pratt said, “Coach Osborn has made a culture change and turned that program into something we are very proud of. He is a great role model on and off the field.”
Osborn was also named Co-Coach of the Year for District 10-5A.
Matt Wandersee, who coaches football and basketball at Scott Johnson Middle School was also chosen to receive the honor. Coach Pratt told TSB that Wandersee came to Scott Johnson from Carrollton ISD a few years ago and “has a work ethic second to none.”
“Matt is very enthusiastic each and every day and makes an unbelievable difference in the program and in the lives of the kids he coaches,” Pratt said.
Pictured in the photo from left to right – Johnson Campus Athletic Coordinator, Robert Jackson, Matt Wandersee, MISD Athletic Director, Shawn Pratt, MISD Asst. Athletic Director, Valerie Little, Scott Johnson Principal, Mitch Curry
Photos courtesy of MISD Athletic Department