COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M's G Guerrieri was named the SEC Coach of the Year according to a vote by the league's head coaches, the
conference announced on Monday.
marked the first-ever SEC Coach of the Year honor for Guerrieri who
garnered Coach of the Year accolades on two occasions in the Big 12.
Aggies finished the regular-season with a 14-4-1 overall mark and they
claimed an SEC regular-season crown with 27 points, on a 9-2-0 league
ledger, to tie the Florida Gators for
the top spot. After dropping the league opener at Tennessee, the
Aggies' went on a conference-best eight match win streak before losing
to the Gators in Gainesville. The Maroon and White clinched a share of
the title last Thursday with a 3-2 win over LSU at
Guerrieri ended the regular-season with a 368-117-26 career record. His
.745 winning percentage ranks seventh among active coaches. He enters
the week ranked eighth on the NCAA
Division I career victories list, and he is on the heels of No. 7 John
Daly (William & Mary) and No. 6 David Lombardo (James Madison) who
are currently active with 369 and 370 victories, respectively.
On October 20, Guerrieri recorded his 350th
victory at Texas A&M with the Aggies' 2-1 win at Georgia. He owns a
352-105-25 (.756) mark leading the Maroon and White charges.
his 22 years in College Station, he has led the Aggies to 18 NCAA
Tournaments, 11 NCAA Sweet Sixteens, four NCAA Quarterfinals, eight
conference regular-season titles and four
conference tournament crowns.
The Aggies (14-4-1, 9-2-0 SEC) return to action on Wednesday when they will play either Auburn or LSU at Noon Central in the quarterfinal round of the 2013 SEC Women's Soccer Tournament in Orange Beach, Alabama.