Friday, November 12, 2010
Hyndman voted MLS Coach of the Year
FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman was voted the 2010 MLS Coach of the Year after leading his club to a 19-game unbeaten streak and its first playoff appearance since 2007.
FC Dallas finished with a record of 12-4-14, tying the San Jose Earthquakes (2005) and Real Salt Lake (2010) for the fewest losses in an MLS season.
Hyndman left SMU in 2008 after 24 years at the helm of the Mustangs to take over FCD.
He is the seventh former college head coach to win the awards after Bruce Arena, Bob Bradley, Sigi Schmid, Bob Gansler, Dave Sarachan and Greg Andrulis.
Arena, Bradley and Schmid each won the award twice.
This is a huge accomplishment for the college game, which proves that not only does it develop players for Major League Soccer, but coaches as well.
MLS Coach of the Year Winners:
2010: Schellas Hyndman – FC Dallas
2009: Bruce Arena – Los Angeles Galaxy
2008: Sigi Schmid – Columbus Crew
2007: Preki – Chivas USA
2006: Bob Bradley – Chivas USA
2005: Dominic Kinnear – San Jose Earthquakes
2004: Greg Andrulis – Columbus Crew
2003: Dave Sarachan – Chicago Fire
2002: Steve Nicol – New England Revolution
2001: Frank Yallop – San Jose Earthquakes
2000: Bob Gansler – Kansas City Wizards
1999: Sigi Schmid – Los Angeles Galaxy
1998: Bob Bradley – Chicago Fire
1997: Bruce Arena – D.C. United
1996: Thomas Rongen – Tampa Bay Mutiny
Posted by Mike Jacobs at 6:32 AM