Ankeny Boys Track and Field Coach Jordan Mullen Leads Team to History-Making Victory, While Clear Creek-Amana Girls Basketball Coach PJ Sweeney Wins First State Title

Iowa High School Sports Awards: Top Coaches of the Year

At the Iowa High School Sports Awards presented by SCHEELS, Ankeny boys track and field coach Jordan Mullen and Clear Creek-Amana girls basketball coach PJ Sweeney were honored as the Boys and Girls Coaches of the Year. The event, held at Hoyt-Sherman Place in Des Moines, celebrated over 250 Iowa student-athletes.

Ankeny’s boys track and field team made history in 1972 by winning a state title, but it was Ankeny boys track and field coach Jordan Mullen who led the team to another victory this year. They not only won the state title, but they set a new record by scoring 112 points, the most ever by any boys team in the history of the state meet. Mullen focused on creating a well-rounded team with strengths in all areas, leading to six gold medals and three top-four finishes.

Clear Creek-Amana girls basketball coach PJ Sweeney also made history this past season by guiding the team to their first-ever Class 4A state title and an undefeated 26-0 record. The Clippers’ success was attributed to their strong defense, as they held their opponents to shooting just 7 of 49 from the field in the final game. Sweeney’s dedication to building excitement for girls basketball at CCA has paid off, with three state tournament appearances in five years and now a championship to show for it.

At the Iowa High School Sports Awards presented by SCHEELS, Ankeny boys track and field coach Jordan Mullen and Clear Creek-Amana girls basketball coach PJ Sweeney were honored as the Boys and Girls Coaches of the Year. The event, held at Hoyt-Sherman Place in Des Moines, celebrated over 250 Iowa student-athletes. Ankeny’s boys track and…

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