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Liberty North's Steve Person Lands Coach of the Year Honor

Liberty North High School girls soccer coach Steve Person was named the 2022-2023 National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Section 5 Coach of the Year.

The acknowledgment means Person was selected as the most deserving high school girls soccer coach out of several states. Section 5 covers Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota. 

According to NFHS, coaches are selected based on 2022-2023 coaching performance, community involvement, school involvement and philosophy of coaching. 

Coach Person's team clinched the Missouri state championship last season for the first time in school history, following a year when they finished third in the state tournament. 

That winning season was Person's last season as head coach, as he decided to retire from the position. 

What a way to finish. Congratulations, Coach Person!