Track and field coaches Tony Altiere and Matt Peterson were presented with coaching awards at the Minnesota Track & Field Coaches Clinic held in Bloomington. Altiere was named Section 7A Head Coach of the Year while Peterson was named the State Class A Assistant Coach of the Year.
At the Section 7A track meet in June 2012, Coach Altiere was named the Section 7A Boys Head Coach of the Year and Coach Peterson was named the Section 7A Assistant Coach of the Year. Coach Peterson, the longtime shot put and discus coach for the Agates, then beat out the other Assistant Coach of the Year winners from the other sections in Class A to win the 2012 Minnesota State Class A Assistant Coach of the Year.
Watch the News-Chronicle for spring sports coverage. Practices for softball and track started this week and baseball and golf begin next week. The first track meet is March 23.