Rockhurst men’s soccer coach Tony Tocco has been named as one of three finalists for the 2014 Kevin Gray Coach of the Year Award. Tocco finished his 43rd season at Rockhurst as the second winningest coach all-time in collegiate soccer with 635 victories. He directed the Hawks to the 2013 NCAA Division II national semifinals and a No. 4 national ranking.
The Kevin Gray Awards were established in honor of Kevin Gray, the late Kansas City Sports Commission president. In addition to honoring youth and adult soccer players, the Kevin Gray Coach of the Year Award recognizes a Kansas City area coach for his/her team’s success.
Peter Vermes, manager of Sporting Kansas City, and FC Kansas City head coach Vlatko Andonovski are the other two finalists for the Kevin Gray Coach of the Year Award. The finalists for the Kevin Gray Awards were announced at Sporting Park on June 20. The award winners will be announced on July 19 at Sporting Park prior to the Sporting KC-Los Angeles Galaxy game.