The NFHS is proud to name Clinton Caldwell of Santa Fe Preparatory School in Santa Fe, New Mexico as the 2017-18 Girls Swimming & Diving Coach of the Year!
Coach Clinton Caldwell wears a lot of hats at Santa Fe Prep in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is the Middle School Athletic Director, physical education teacher and created a free swim therapy program for disabled people in his community. His dedication to his school, community and swimmers is an ideal we should all strive for! The NFHS is proud to name Coach Clinton Caldwell of Santa Fe Prep as the 2017-18 NATIONAL Girls Swimming and Diving Coach of the Year!
School: Santa Fe Preparatory School
Seasons Coaching: 31 | State Championships: 2
Coaching Highlights: 2017, 2018 New Mexico High School Coaches Association Swimming and Diving Coach of the Year, 2002 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Women's Coach of the Year, 2004 American Swim Coaches Association Certificate of Excellence
1990, 1992, 1994 Head Coach Devenger Swim Club - Sail Summer League Champions, 1995 Assistant Coach James Madison University Men's CAA Champions, 1998, 1999 Assistant Coach NAU - PSAC Men's and Women's Champions, 2000 Assistant Volunteer Coach Egyptian Olympic Team
Philosophy of Athletics
Athletics can and should teach young athletes to come to terms with themselves, to learn who they are, to learn the value of competition, but most of all, sports should teach the value of honor and chivalry. These qualities of character need to be taught and encouraged in students. The realization of the value of sportsmanship leads to a more respectful community.
See all of the 2017-18 National Coach of the Year recipients by viewing our press release.