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Leon’s Angie Strickland Named Girls’ Volleyball Coach-of-the-Year


GAINESVILLE (Dec. 5) – Angie Strickland of Tallahassee Leon High School has been selected as the 2019 Florida Dairy Farmers Girls’ Volleyball Coach-of-the-Year following a final round of voting by a statewide panel of high school volleyball coaches and state media representatives.

Strickland had been previously selected the Class 6A Coach of the Year after leading her squad to a 29-3 record and the Class 6A state title. In her 10 years at Leon, Strickland has posted a 184-69 record, including another state championship in 2011 and four other state Final Four appearances (2015-18).

Strickland received 12 of the 19 first-place votes to total 144 points in winning this year’s award. Class 4A COY Katie Gallagher of Lake Highland Prep was the runnerup with 79 points and Class 7A COY Juanita Hitt of Hagerty finished third with 58 points. Rounding out the voting were Class 3A COY Chad Sutton of Cardinal Mooney (40), Class 2A COY Terry Kaiser of Lake Worth Christian (36), Class 5A COY Robin Mignerey of Ponte Vedra (27) and Class 1A COY Heather Edge of Sneads (17). All the finalists won state championships in 2019.

The Florida Dairy Farmers High School Sports Awards program exemplifies Florida Dairy Farmers’ commitment to the state’s youth. This marks the 28th year of these unique awards as we honor the state’s top athletes and coaches in all 30 FHSAA sanctioned and recognized sports. The program also emphasizes to young people the importance of keeping dairy products a primary part of their diet in their overall nutrition plan.

2019 FINAL VOTING RESULTS (Area coaches in bold)
Coach Total Points 1st-place Votes
Angie Strickland, Leon 144 12
Katie Gallagher, Lake Highland Prep 79 3
Juanitta Hitt, Hagerty 58 0
Chad Sutton, Cardinal Mooney 40 2
Terri Kaiser, Lake Worth Christian 36 1
Robin Mignerey, Ponte Vedra 27 1
Heather Edge, Sneads 17 0

Past Winners:
2018- Jen Darty, Oviedo
2017 – Ross Usie, West Orange
2016 – Tanya Jarvis, Bishop Moore
2015 – Chad Davis, P.K. Yonge (Gainesville)
2014 – Tony Cothran, Bradenton Manatee
2013 – Stephanie Gibson, Winter Park
2012 – Tanya Jarvis, Bishop Moore
2011 – Randy Dagostino , Tampa Berkeley Preparatory
2010 – Randy Dagostino, Tampa Berkeley Preparatory
2009 – Marty Bielicki, Martin County
2008 – Leanna Taylor, Tampa Plant
2007 – Charmaine Cox, Lake Highland Preparatory
2006 – Louise Crocco, Ft. Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons
2005 – Stephanie Gibson, Winter Park
2004 – Stephanie Gibson, Winter Park
2003 – Cindy Boulware, Gainesville
2002 – Teri Ohme, Plant City Durant
2001 – Virginia Kelly, Boca Raton Olympic Heights
2000 – Sindee Snow, Bishop Moore
1999 – Virginia Kelly, Boca Raton Olympic Heights
1998 – Louise Crocco, Ft. Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons
1997 – Virginia Kelly, Boca Raton Olympic Heights
1996 – Virginia Kelly, Boca Raton Olympic Heights
1995 – Stephanie Gibson, Miami Sunset
1994 – Louise Crocco, Ft. Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons
1993 – Carol Chalu, Tampa Berkeley Preparatory
1992 – Randy Dagostino, Tampa Berkeley Preparatory

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