Ronnie Ooten and Tina Goodman have been honored by the West Virginia Coaches Association.
Ooten, the softball coach at Chapmanville Regional High School, and Goodman, the Man High School cheerleading coach, have received the highest honor by the WVCA as the two have been named State Coach of the Year in their respective sports.
Just a couple of weeks ago, Ooten, the 36th-year head coach of the Chapmanville softball team, led his Lady Tigers to a 33-6 season and the Class AA state championship. CRHS went 4-1 in the state tournament in Vienna, including a 10-0 win over James Monroe in the state championship game.
It was the sixth overall state championship for Ooten in his long tenure at Chapmanville.
Back in December, Goodman led Man to the Class A state cheerleading championship — the first ever in the sport for Man High School.
The West Virginia Coaches Association also will honor Howard Meeks of St. Marys High School as the state coach of the year in girls’ basketball.
The boys’ basketball winner is Dave Retton of Fairmon Senior High School.
The football coach of the year recipient is Josh Nicewaner of Bridgeport High School.
Josh Wyatt of Pikeview High School is the state baseball coach of the year.
The volleyball coach of the year is Amy Toothman of South Harrison High School.
Cliff Warden of Independence High School is this year’s WVCA Coach of the Year winner in wrestling.
Scott Forey of Keyser High School is the boys’ track winner, while Michael Harwick of Magnolia High School is the girls’ track coach of the year.
The tennis coach of the year is Margaret Gleason of Huntington High School.
David Aberegg of Berkeley Springs High School is the state coach of the year recipient in cross country.
Goodman, Ooten and the rest of the state coach of the year winners will be recognized on Saturday at Charleston’s Laidley Field during the North-South All-Star Football Classic.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).