2020 Coach of the Year Finalists
The Indian coach led his team to the MSHSAA Class 5 state title game after going unbeaten through its initial 13 games. Jackson battled Carthage into overtime before falling in the championship game 27-21.
Oran Boys Basketball
The Oran boys basketball coach led the Eagles to the MSHSAA Class 2 state title game to culminate a 26-6 season. Oran fell to Skyline in the championship game.
Charleston Boys Basketball
The legendary coach guided the Bluejays to the MSHSAA Class 3 state championship game to finalize a 28-5 season. Charleston fell to Cardinal Ritter in the championship game, which ended up being the final game for Farmer, who retired following the game.
East Carter Softball
The Redbird coach led her team to the MSHSAA Class 2 state semifinals in the fall while battling breast cancer for the second time. East Carter won 22 of 28 games last season.
The Hornets coach led her team to a second consecutive MSHSAA Class 1 state championship to culminate a 36-2 season. The only defeats Advance suffered were to Class 4 programs Jackson (28 wins in 2019) and Lindbergh (25 wins).