PA Soccer Coach of the Year

PA Soccer Coach of the Year Award Earned by North Penn HS Boys’ Soccer Coach Paul Duddy
Posted on 12/12/2019
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The North Penn School District (NPSD) is proud to announce that North Penn High School (NPHS) Boys’ Soccer Coach Paul Duddy has been honored with the 2019 W. Gene Davis Memorial Award as Coach of the Year in the AAAA Male classification from the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association.

Each year the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association (PSCA) honors one of its members as coach of the year in each high school classification. According to PSCA, the criterion for this honor is very demanding. The coach must demonstrate knowledge of the game through the understanding of the rules and have developed a sound coaching philosophy. They must have established good rapport with the team, officials and other coaches. Their conduct, as well as the conduct of the team, must represent the highest ideals of the game. They must also have exhibited involvement outside their high school program and be recognized by fellow coaches.

Duddy has been the head coach of the NPHS Boys’ Soccer team for the last 20 years, most recently leading the team to their first ever state championship title this past fall. The last four years have been historic for the Knights soccer squad, breaking records and setting milestones each year with Duddy leading the way. Before becoming a Knight, Duddy coached at neighboring school Lansdale Catholic High School and Temple University.

“It’s so enjoyable. We have such good young guys here that just being around them day in and day out is pretty cool. I think they keep me young,” Duddy said of his North Penn Knights. “However, I couldn’t have had the success we’ve had without first and foremost, our players, and our amazing coaching staff including Chris DePeppe, Pete Phiambolis and Jesse Scheetz.”

Coach Duddy will be honored for the PSCA Coach of the Year Award at a reception in Harrisburg this January. Congratulations to Coach Duddy on this well-deserved honor.

View a full profile on Coach Paul Duddy written by NPHS student Prasham Jobanputra

Photo Credit: Prasham Jobanputra, NPHS Knight Crier Sports Editor and Social Media Manager