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Lindley Amarantos, head girls soccer coach at Memorial High School, was recently honored by national and district officials as best in class as she received a prestigious coaching award.

The National Federation of State High School Associations named Amarantos as recipient of its award for State Coach of the Year for Girls Soccer during a presentation ceremony held April 20 in Austin. In 2018, the Mustangs team won the UIL 6A girls state soccer championship.

Amarantos was praised by the national federation for reflecting excellent coaching abilities on and off the athletic field.

“Your service to the state of Texas has not gone unnoticed, and we are very proud to have positive role models like yourself impacting our student-athletes. Thank you for representing your team, school, community and the University Interscholastic League in a manner that is to be commended and celebrated,” the national federation said in its recent award nomination.

In addition to national recognition, Coach Amarantos was honored by the SBISD Board of Trustees with a special recognition presentation during its May 20 regular monthly meeting.