2020 Coach of the Year:
Derek Moore (Cal Baptist) & Steve Bleise (Old Dominion)
Smyrna, Delaware -- Following the first ever tie-in the voting in the history of the National Collegiate Open, the 2020 NCO Coach of the Year will be awarded as Co-Coach of the Year honors. Derek Moore and Steve Bleise were both recognized by accomplished athletes at the event as being instrumental in their training and development throughout the season.
Derek Moore serves as an assistant coach at Cal Baptist in Riverside, California where he has mentored athletes in the program which earned five NCO All-American honors in 2020. This was the Lancers best ever NCO finish, topping their four NCO All-Americans earned last year.
Steve Bleise is a Volunteer Assistant Coach for Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. The 2020 NCO featured best ever performance for the Monarchs as Michael McGee claimed the program's first ever NCO title to lead a group of six to NCO All-American honors.
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