PEOPLES, TRZASKOMA NAMED TOBY WEBB AWARD WINNERS
FOR NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
CHAPEL HILL – Vickie Peoples of Enloe High School in Raleigh and Norman Trzaskoma of Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds High School are the recipients of the fourth annual Toby Webb Coach of the Year Award given by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.
The two outstanding coaches will be recognized at the NCHSAA’s Annual Meeting on May 7 at the Smith Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina.
The Webb Award is made possible through the generosity of gifts from individuals and companies through the NCHSAA Endowment and annually recognizes an outstanding male and female coach. To be eligible for the award, a coach must be nominated by school personnel at the NCHSAA member school where he or she coaches, to have coached for a minimum of 10 years, and have made major contributions to the success of high school athletics at the school, in the community and beyond.
Peoples has put together a stellar career as a teacher and one of the state’s top swimming and diving coaches. She has coached the sport for both men and women at Enloe for 26 years and has amassed a tremendous record. Her men’s team earned nine consecutive state championships at one stretch and her teams have won a combined 28 conference championships and 19 Eastern Regional crowns.
In addition, for years she has directed both regional and state championship swimming and diving meets for the NCHSAA and has earned a number of recognitions. The City of Raleigh designed May 1, 2007, as Enloe Swimming and Diving Day in her honor.
Trzaskoma is one of the state’s top cross-country and track coaches, having served as a head coach for 38 years, with 36 of those at R.J. Reynolds. He has also coached indoor track for over 25 years. He guided teams to state championships in cross country, indoor and outdoor track in addition to serving as a meet director for a host of city, county, and invitational meets and also served as regional cross country meet director for 23 years.
The Reynolds coach has found time to teach Sunday school at his First Assembly of God Church for 38 years and has also worked with the Boy Scouts of America and a summer camp that is held for children in foster care.
The award is in honor of Toby Webb, a member of the NCHSAA Hall of Fame who was an outstanding coach as well as a principal and superintendent. He helped turn Albemarle into a football power and posted a brilliant 103-18-6 mark as a head coach there.