Elkhorn football coach Mark Wortman is the 2021 Journal Star boys coach of the year. Here's a look at some other notable coaching performances from the past school year:
Jim Weeks, Auburn (basketball): The 1998 Journal Star coach of the year guided the Bulldogs to their third straight Class C-1 boys state basketball title, increasing his personal total to six after winning three Class B crowns at Beatrice. Auburn brings a 62-game winning streak into next season.
Doug Goltz, Falls City Sacred Heart (basketball and football): A late-season run pushed the Irish to their 11th boys state basketball title and second straight D-2 crown. The 1990 Journal Star coach of the year is now 19-0 in state finals between football and basketball. Goltz’s football team reached the semifinals of the D-2 playoffs last fall.
Joe Maas, Omaha South (soccer): The Packers won their second straight Class A boys state soccer crown, giving them four under Maas’ guidance since 2013.