On Sunday, May 1, Lydia Schmidgall received a Coach of the Year Award from the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association at a banquet held at the ballroom at ISU. Coach Schmidgall led her Olympia Middle School 7th grade girls’ basketball team to a 4th place finish at the State tournament this year. It was only Ms. Schmidgall’s second year as a basketball coach at the middle school and she is looking forward to next year. On her coaching experience she says, “I am proud of the hard work the girls put in this year. It was evident that they practiced hard and they were rewarded for it at the end of the season. I can’t wait to see where the girls’ basketball program will go in the future! “.
Congratulations Coach Schmidgall on a great finish to the season and best of luck next year!