Coach and Athletic Director Magazine has awarded a National Interscholastic Program of Excellence, it was announced today.
The following schools have been recognized by the award selection committee for the magazine's inaugrual award:
Vista Murrieta for Public School with more than 1,000 attendance.
St. Anthony Village (Minn.) for Public School with less than 1,000 attendance.
Mary Institute County Day (Missouri) for Private School with more than 500 attendance
Overlake School in (Wash.) for Private School with less than 500 Attendance.
According to Michael Austin, editor-in-chief, “This award isn’t about wins and losses, but winners were selected by an independent panel of judges based on athletic participation, coaching education/certification and development of coaching staff, community service and unique methods to have players involved in the program/school.
"Vista Murrieta was selected as, 'A school where academics, athletics, activities and the arts are emphasized equally, allowing their students to be actively involved in all areas so that they become well rounded citizens.'"
The Interscholastic Program of Excellence Award was scheduled to be presented to Vista Murrieta Principal Darren Daniel and the Bronco student body during a special ceremony at noon on Friday, at a pep rally and also at the varsity football game that evening.