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Dec. 13, 2004

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia men’s soccer head coach George Gelnovatch was named the 2004 National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA)/adidas South Atlantic Region Coach of the Year. Gelnovatch guided the Cavaliers to a record of 18-5-1 overall, 4-3-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference this season. He led UVa to the 2004 ACC Championship title and to the Quarterfinal round of the 2004 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship.

Gelnovatch recently completed his ninth season as the head soccer coach at Virginia and has posted a career record of 143-50-15 overall, 33-16-6 in the ACC at UVa. He is the second winningest coach in Virginia men’s soccer history and is only the second coach ever at UVa to reach the 100-victory plateau in men’s soccer. Gelnovatch has led Virginia to the NCAA Tournament in every year he has coach the Cavaliers, including a trip to the NCAA Championship title game in 1997 and to three NCAA Quarterfinals matches in 1999, 2000 and 2004. He has also guided UVa to three ACC Championships (1997, 2003 and 2004) and has also directed the Cavaliers to six consecutive ACC Tournament Finals appearances.

Here is a look at the complete list of the 2004 NSCAA/adidas Men’s Collegiate Regional Coaches of the Year:

2004 NSCAA/adidas College Men’s Regional Coaches of the Year

Division I MenFar West, Eric Visser, San FranciscoGreat Lakes, Tim Lenahan, NorthwesternMid Atlantic, Manfred Shellscheidt, Seton HallMidwest, Schellas Hyndman, Southern MethodistNew England, Neil Roberts, Boston UniversityNew York, Ian McIntyre, HartwickSouth Atlantic, George Gelnovatch, VirginiaSouth, Mike Parker, UNC-Greensboro

Division II MenAppalachian, Craig Turnbull, CatawbaFar West, Peter Fewing, SeattleGreat Lakes, Ed Huneke, SIU-EdwardsvilleMidwest, Dennis Currier, Incarnate WordNew England, Marco Koolman, Franklin PierceNortheast, John DiRico, DowlingSouth, Keith Buckley, RollinsSoutheast, Fred Norchi, Queens

Division III MenCentral, Paul McGinlay, Trinity (Texas)Great Lakes, Chris Hughes, CalvinMetro, Mike Smolens, U.S. Merchant Marine AcademyMiddle Atlantic, Dave Brandt, MessiahNew England, Jon Anderson, BabsonNortheast, Mike Mooney, SUNY-GeneseoSouth, Gerry DiBartolo, SalisburyWest, Larry Zelenz, Gustavus Adolphus

NAIA MenCentral, Carl Hunter, LindenwoodMideast, Scott Morrissey, Rio GrandeMidwest, Efrem Shimlis, ParkNorth, Steve Burke, JudsonNorth Central, Pablo Rodriquez, Bethel CollegeSouth, Brian Crossman, CovenantSoutheast, Richard Vardy, BerryWest, Phil Wolf, Azusa Pacific

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