Former South Oldham head coach now an assistant at Assumption
Cy Tucker, who led the South Oldham High School girls soccer team to its seventh state championship last season, has been named National Soccer Coach of the Year by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association.
Tucker was honored during the NHSACA’s national convention held last weekend in Rochester, Minn.
Tucker started the South Oldham girls program in 1990 and led the Lady Dragons to six state titles in seven years from 1995-2001. They won their seventh state title last November, beating Owensboro Catholic 4-1.
After the season Tucker announced his resignation as South Oldham’s head coach. He is the state’s all-time winningest coach with a record of 378-119-25.
Since stepping down at South Oldham, Tucker has accepted a position as an assistant coach at Assumption, joining the staff of head coach Kenyon Meyer and assistant Oliver Barber.
“It is a great opportunity to work with Coach Meyer and Coach Barber, who I have admired for years,” Tucker said in a news release. “Whatever I can do to help Assumption to the summit of girls high school soccer will be an honor.”