Hyndman Takes Home Coach Of The Year

Hyndman Takes Home Coach Of The Year

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On November 11, 2010
  • Schellas Hyndman

Schellas Hyndman takes home the Coach of the Year award. (Getty Images)

When you lead your club to a league record 19-game unbeaten run people tend to take notice. For FC Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman they did as he was named MLS Coach of the Year today. After two and a half seasons with the club, Hyndman has seen his plan come to life with the club’s run into the Western Conference finals this season.

FC Dallas finished the 2010 regular season with a 12-4-14 mark, recording the fewest losses in FC Dallas history and tying the San Jose Earthquakes (2005) and Real Salt Lake (2010) for fewest all-time in an MLS season. Hyndman’s squad also set a league mark for a road unbeaten streak with 12 games.

Hyndman becomes the first coach in FC Dallas history to win the Coach of the Year honors. He beat out Jason Kreis and Hans Backe for the honors.

Hyndman got my vote for this award and that even came before he wore an awesome jacket against Real Salt Lake last week. You could have easily made a case for Kreis or Backe here but its hard to argue against the unbeaten runs that FCD went on this year.