MLS Coach of the Year Award named after late Sigi Schmid

The late Sigi Schmid is synonymous with coaching greatness and fittingly the MLS Coach of the Year award will now be named after the league’s all-time winningest coach. Schmid, who passed away on December 25 at the age of 65, was a coaching legend over the course of two decades in MLS.

Source: MLS Coach of the Year Award named after late Sigi Schmid

“Sigi was an important part of our league from the very early years in our history, and he had a significant impact on everyone he touched throughout his life and coaching career,” said MLS Commissioner Don Garber in a statement. “While he will be remembered by many in the soccer community for his success on the field, it was his kindness and his great qualities as a father, husband and mentor that made him such as special person.”

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