Bill Shields, ADM’s current Boys Soccer coach was recently named the 2017-18 Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations. Bill was nominated by the Iowa High School Athletic Association as the most deserving recipient for this honor.
During the 2017-18 Boys Soccer season, the ADM Tigers won the Raccoon River Valley Conference Championship and advanced to the sub-state championship game. The ADM Tigers averaged 3 goals per game and ended the season with a record of 15-3 after losing to DC-G in the substate championship game.
When asked about the award, Shields stated, “I am humbled and surprised to be given this award. I am extremely proud and privileged to have been our coach for the past 30 years. During the past 30 years, I have been fortunate to have coached and mentored a large number of ADM students, both boys and girls, many of whom still enjoy playing the game. I have also been fortunate to have had the wholehearted support of our parents. must also commend my coaching team, as they are a crucial part of our programs’ continued success. The support of the ADM School Board, the administration and the athletic department have also made vital contributions to the success of our program.
“Coach Shields has been a constant at ADM for decades, I can’t think of someone more deserving of this recognition,” said ADM Activities Director, Reece Satre. “Bill is someone who cares deeply about the growth and development of our athletes first as students and second as soccer players. He does all the little details that come with being a head coach with such grace and ease, we’re incredibly fortunate to have him at the helm of the boys soccer program and deeply involved in the ADM community.”