DENTON For the second consecutive year North Texas women’s soccer head coach John Hedlund was named the 2005-06 North Texas Coach of the Year by the Greater Denton Sports Commission. Hedlund received the honor once again after leading the Mean Green soccer team to its second straight Sun Belt Conference Championship and NCAA Tournament berth.
During Hedlund’s tenure at North Texas
he has won 151 games and currently ranks 14th all-time in the NCAA in winning percentage (71 percent) among active coaches in the NCAA. He has compiled an overall record of 151-59-11 in 11 winning seasons. Hedlund has been named the conference coach of the year the last two years.
During his 11 years as the head coach of the Mean Green, Hedlund has seen 39 players selected to the all-conference team, 11 players named all-region, and the Mean Green has never had a losing season in the program’s history. Under Hedlund’s leadership North Texas has captured three Sun Belt Conference regular season championships and two Sun Belt Conference Tournament titles.
Hedlund will be honored on Monday, May 15 at the Greater Denton Sports Commission Banquet at the UNT Gateway Center. The guest speaker at the banquet will be ESPN commentator and North Texas alum Dave Barnett. The banquet begins at 7 p.m. and there will be a silent auction starting at 6 p.m.