The California Interscholastic Federation recently named Wilson Classical High School’s Maggi Twinem among 16 winners of the Model Coach Award. Now in its 15th year, the statewide award recognizes coaches who are positive role models in their schools and communities, and who pursue victory with honor.
Twinem has coached girls swimming at Wilson for the past 15 years and has taught at the school for 21 years.
“She deeply cares about each student-athlete she coaches, and she nurtures them and stretches them by meeting their individual needs both on and off of the pool deck,” a CIF announcement stated. “She promotes dedication to both athletics and academics as her teams continually excel in the classroom as well as in the pool. High school graduation does not end her influence on Wilson swimmers. She travels to watch former student-athletes compete at the next level several times a year as she continues to be a mentor to her former swimmers.”
The 16 winners were nominated through their local CIF Section office.
A model coach demonstrates trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and good citizenship.
“There is more to education-based athletics than just winning and losing,” CIF Executive Director Roger L. Blake said. “We honor and recognize those coaches who teach student- athletes the skills needed to excel, and those who are dedicated to teaching them the values of pursuing victory with honor.”