Frank McCarthy named Coach of the Year for Region IX North

Frank McCarthy named Coach of the Year for Region IX North

(Sheridan, Wyo.) – Sheridan College women’s basketball coach Frank McCarthy has officially been named the 2012-2013 Region IX North Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year after leading his team to a 22-8 overall record.

McCarthy’s Generals had yet another outstanding season, winning the NJCAA North Sub-Region IX Title for the ninth consecutive season after posting a 13-3 conference record this season.

McCarthy’s team spent six straight weeks on the NJCAA Division I Top 25 list and will look to continue their success at the Region IX Conference Championships in March.

“I am honored to receive this recognition as Coach of the Year,” said McCarthy. “I am blessed to have tremendous support from my family as well as my Sheridan College colleagues.

I owe a lot to my wife and kids for their patience and backing through another season. I also am very thankful for the help of assistant coach, Jesse Bedell, who has done a great job assisting me in all phases of the program in his first season.”

This award marks yet another milestone for McCarthy as he is no stranger to being recognized for his leadership and success on the sideline.

This past summer, Coach McCarthy was honored by his colleagues from the state of Wyoming as he was inducted into the Wyoming Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

McCarthy and the Generals will look to repeat the success of the 2008-2009 season in which the Generals were crowned the NJCAA North Sub-Region and the Region IX Championships while advancing to the National Tournament.

That season, the Generals finished with an overall record of 29-7, a mark that they are on pace to match come tournament time.

McCarthy earned his Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Eastern Montana College in 1979 and received a Master's Degree in Sports Science from the United States Sports Academy in 1988. During the off season Coach McCarthy serves as the head coach for the Wyoming Montana All Star Classic, a series featuring the ten best players from each state. He has compiled a 586-308 record in his 34 years of coaching. Frank and his wife, Amy, have 4 children, sons Jake and McKye, and Luke, and daughter, Taylor.