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Two Country Day Coaches Named All-City Coach of the Year

Two Country Day Coaches Named All-City Coach of the Year

Congratulations to head football coach Dennis Coyle and head girls soccer coach Theresa “Hirsch” Hirschauer on being named All-City coaches of the year by the Cincinnati Enquirer. Coach Coyle is Division V-VII Football Coach of the Year, and Coach Hirschauer is Division III Girls Soccer Coach of the Year.  

"It is an honor to receive this recognition, and I appreciate the Enquirer for my selection, but it’s really all about the team – my assistant coaches and our players do the heavy lifting and win the games," says Coyle.  

Coyle, who also serves as Country Day's athletic director, took the football team to the playoffs this year, leading them to their first playoff win since 1999. This year's team is also the tenth in Country Day history to finish the regular season with 10 wins. 

"I think Coach Coyle's best attribute is his ability to develop discipline in his players, making them better players and better people," says football player Kyle Collett `23. "His ability to scheme around the talents of his players, combined with the discipline he instills in us, has been the main reason for our success as a team. Our football team couldn't have succeeded without Coach Coyle."  

Middle School head Theresa Hirschauer led the girls soccer team to their fifth state championship appearance and second win since 2019. 

"It is always humbling to be recognized at any level for coach of the year, and this recognition is the celebration of my players and assistant coaches,” says Hirschauer. “The best soccer in Ohio is played in Cincinnati. The Country Day soccer family is a special group, and it brings me great joy to receive an award recognizing our program's hard work and passion."  

Middle School teacher and assistant soccer coach Brittany Woods `04 also played soccer for Hirsch. She is not only her boss but her role model.  

"She knows her soccer, but I've always admired how she truly stays involved in her players' lives outside of soccer,” says Wood. “Because of that, her players trust her and know that she has their best interests at heart. Whether it be a new position on the field or starting a younger player over a veteran, she's ready to have those difficult conversations, and her players know to trust the process. Hirsch may be remembered as one of the best athletes and coaches in Cincinnati, but she will also be remembered as one of the best mentors and teachers to influence the lives of many women around the country."