Tuesday , March 20, 2018 - 3:42 PM
Among coaches in Utah, Weber State football coach Jay Hill was the best in 2017.
The awards, given annually since 2012, highlight top coaches and athletes at all levels throughout the state. Last year, Weber State basketball forward Joel Bolomboy was named the top collegiate male in the state, while Syracuse High track athlete Hunter Woodhall was named top male adaptive athlete.
Hill was announced as the coach of the year honoree Monday. He coached the Wildcats to an 11-3 record and a No. 5 final national ranking, the highest final ranking in program history. It was by most measures the best season in Weber State football history.
During the historic run, the Wildcats won a co-Big Sky Conference title and two playoff games, including hosting the program’s first home playoff game.
The Wildcats had eight players earn All-American honors, the most ever in one season, and 17 earn Big Sky all-conference honors
The commission will host an awards banquet to honor Hill and other winners at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City.
Other 2018 honorees already announced are: Cammon Cooper, Lehi High School quarterback and high school male athlete of the year; and Heather Gneiting, Pleasant Grove volleyball player and high school female athlete of the year.
The commission will reveal more winners on March 25, April 1 and April 8 on its website.
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