Cate School head football and baseball coach Ben Soto has been named a national finalist for the 2018 Double-Goal Coach Award by the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) presented by TeamSnap. About 800 youth and high school coaches from across the country were nominated for the award, with roughly 120 coaches named finalists. According to the website, the PCA gives the Double-Goal Coach Award to coaches from throughout the U.S. who strive to win, while also teaching life lessons through sports.
“For over 20 years, Cate has been lucky to have Ben Soto as one of our master coaches; his impact on decades of young people has been substantial,” said Cate School Athletic Director Wade Ransom. “All of us who have witnessed his unique combination of kindness, passion and understanding as he uses athletics as a teaching tool for a successful life, realize how special he truly is.”
Fifty coaches will be selected to win the award, which comes with: a cash prize, a certificate, recognition on PCA’s website, newsletters and media campaigns and an invitation with a guest to accept the honor at PCA’s National Youth Sports Awards and Benefit on April 28 at Stanford University’s Maples Pavilion.
“I am humbled by the nomination, but I am wise enough to know that it’s not about me,” said Soto. “What I am, what I do, and I how I do it, is just a byproduct of so, so many great people that I have been blessed to be around.”