Seattle Reign's Laura Harvey named FA Coach of the Year
Last Updated: 05/12/14 11:05am
Seattle Reign coach Laura Harvey was crowned Coach of the Year at the Football Association's coaching awards ceremony.
Harvey, who is also a finalist for the prestigious FIFA Coach of the Year award, helped the Reign set a new National Women's Soccer League record with a 16-game unbeaten run to start the 2014 season.
They ended up winning the regular season by 13 points, losing only two of their 24 games, but suffered a 2-1 defeat against FC Kansas City in the NWSL Championship game.
The former Birmingham and Arsenal Ladies boss was also named Pro Game Female Elite Coach of the Year at the prestigious ceremony hosted by The FA Licensed Coaches’ Club.
Kingstonian Youth Women's U18s head coach Stef Loucaides was named Grassroots Female Game Coach of the Year and Liverpool Centre of Excellence coach Jen Herst took the honour as Pro Game Female Development Coach of the Year.
Manchester United youth coach Eamon Mulvey, Chelsea assistant Steve Holland and Middlesbrough Academy manager Dave Parnaby were among the other winners at the ceremony at St George's Park.
Four more coaches were inducted into the FA's Hall of Fame; former Manchester United youth team coach Eric Harrison, former England women’s international Sue Lopez, Southampton’s executive director of football, Les Reed, and former coaching director of The FA’s National Football School, Keith Blunt..