United Soccer Coaches announced the recipients of the 2022 Coaches Communities Awards of Excellence on Thursday.The recipients will be honored during the annual Advocacy Hour Reception at 4:00 pm on Friday, January 13, 2023, and the annual Women’s Soccer Coaches Breakfast at 8:00 am on Saturday, January 14, 2023, during the 83rd annual United Soccer Coaches Convention in Philadelphia, Pa.The Coaches Communities Awards of Excellence honor an individual, organization or other entity that has shown a commitment and outstanding work on behalf of the values of each respective group, meeting the association’s highest ideals of inclusion and diversity in the game.The recipients of this year’s Coaches Communities Awards of Excellence are:Asian/Pacific Islander Coaches Award of Excellence – Tiffany Roberts SahaydakBlack Coaches Award of Excellence – Kendall ReyesDisabilities Allies Award of Excellence – Stuart SharpFaith-Based Coaches Award of Excellence – John OrozcoLatino Coaches Award of Excellence – Cynthia CervantesLGBTQ+ & Allies Award of Excellence – Yunio MartinezNative American Coaches Award of Excellence – NB3 FoundationWomen Coaches Award of Excellence – Staci Wilson

“We are excited and honored to be recognized by United Soccer Coaches. Our soccer story started years ago with the hope of introducing the game more widely in Native communities. We are grateful for the opportunity to share our story and to encourage others to do the same.”