The NFHS is proud to name Alan Clinton of Servite High School in Anaheim, California as the 2017-18 Boys Wrestling Coach of the Year!
Coach Alan Clinton is more than just a boys wrestling coach. He is constantly striving to show his wrestlers that perfecting their techniques is an avenue toward bettering themselves. Coach Clinton shows them that the hard work, perseverance and determination they show on the mat can be applied to every aspect of their lives. For this reason, the NFHS is proud to name Alan Clinton as the NATIONAL Boys Wrestling Coach of the Year for the 2017-18 school year!
School: Servite High School
Seasons Coaching: 35 | State Championships: 21
Coaching Highlights: CIF Model Coach of the Year (2010-2011), Trinity League Coach of the Year (2008- 2011, 2014, 2016), Century League Coach of the Year (1990-1991, 1993-1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002-2004), Wrestling Coach of the Year – Orange County Coaches Association and Register (1990, 1994, 2002-2003, 2010-2011, 2014)
National Wrestling Hall of Fame (2016), California Wrestling Hall of Fame (2018), El Modena High School Hall of Fame (2013)
2016 Athletic Director of the Year, 2014-2015 State Athletic Director Sue Kamiyama Leadership Award, 2008-209 CIF Southern Athletic Director of the Year
Philosophy of Athletics
Athletic programs should focus on teaching young people values and lifelong habits such as: accountability, sportsmanship, confidence, leadership skills, organizational skills, persistence, work ethic, self discipline, social skills, teamwork, performing under pressure, and the ability to take instruction while striving for excellence.
See all of the 2017-18 National Coach of the Year recipients by viewing our press release.