Country Day's Hirschauer named National Soccer Coach of the Year
Country Day's Hirschauer named National Soccer Coach of the Year

The United Soccer Coaches have named Cincinnati Country Day School's Theresa Hirschauer the 2019 National Girls' Soccer Coach of the Year.

Hirschauer, coached the soccer team in back-to-back Ohio Division III state championships in 2018 and 2019, posting a 20-0-2 record in 2019.

"This is an incredible honor," Hirschauer said. "I credit our players and the entire coaching staff of Brady Brandt, Brittany Woods and Olivia Robinson. The head coach gets credit, but it is a total team effort. I'm proud to represent the CCDS Girls Soccer Program as well as the Southwest Ohio Soccer Coaches at the national convention."

Hirschauer had previously been named Region Coach of the Year by the United Soccer Coaches for the Central Fall Region. She was one of 11 finalists for United Soccer Coaches National Coach of the Year.

She won the national award in the category of Private/Parochial schools. The award will be presented at the annual High School Coaches Breakfast on Jan. 17 at the Hilton Holiday Ballroom in Baltimore, in conjunction with the 73rd United Soccer Coaches Convention.

Hirschauer was also named Ohio Coach of the Year by the Ohio High School Coaches Association. This is her 29th year as a head coach at CCDS and she sports a career record of 389-133-41.

She is a member of the Brown University Athletic Hall of Fame for soccer and softball and was selected as a member of the Ivy League women's Silver Anniversary Team in soccer in 1999. From 1986-89 Hirschauer led the Brown soccer team to four straight Ivy titles and two NCAA appearances. In the process she was named Ivy Rookie of the Year in 1985 and Ivy Player of the Year and All American in 1988.

Hirschauer also serves as the Head of the Middle School at Country Day and coaches the softball team in the spring.