Two MRHS Coaches Named NC Coaches of the Year

Posted by Melody Friday, May 13, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Two Marvin Ridge High School coaches have been recognized by the National Federation of State High School Associations as the 2015 Coaches of the Year.

Melissa King-Pierce and Cameron Starr were presented with their 2015 Coach of the Year awards at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s Spring Board of Directors meeting in Chapel Hill.  

Coach King-Pierce was selected to receive the 2015 Coach of the Year award at the state level in girls swimming and diving.  During her four years as head coach, the swimming and diving teams have won the Southern Carolina Conference, Union County championships for boys and girls for each of the past four seasons, seven regional championships, two state runner-up performances and three NCHSAA 3A state championships.  Under her guidance, swimming and diving athletes have won six individual and 14 relay state titles, while six of her former athletes have gone on to compete on the collegiate level.

Coach Starr received the 2015 Coach of the Year award at the state level in girls cross-country.Starr has been coaching at Marvin Ridge High School since the school opened in the fall of 2007.  During his tenure as an assistant and head coach, his cross country and track teams have won a combined 24 Union County championships, 32 conference championships, 16 regional championships, eight state runner-up performances and six state championships.