Mallard Creek boys’ soccer coach Alex Hayner has won the Positive Coaching Alliance’s Double-Goal Coach Award for his “positive impact on youth athletes,” according to a release from PCA.
Hayner is one of 25 recipients of the award, which includes a $250 prize and a trophy. Hayner is the only recipient from North Carolina.
“Youth sports is about character education,” Hayner said in the release. “There’s so much you can learn through being part of a team that you can’t get in any other aspect of the education system, things like dealing with adversity, working with others and identifying as an individual and as a teammate.”