CIF Honors 2022-23 Model Coach Award Winners
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – The CIF State office today announced the 2022-23 Model Coach
Award winners. Now in its 22nd year, the CIF Model Coach Award program is designed to
recognize coaches who have served as positive role models in their schools and
communities, and who have exhibited the traits apparent in the 16 principles of Pursuing
Victory with Honorsm.
A model coach demonstrates and teaches the six core ethical values: trustworthiness,
respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship (the “Six Pillars of Character”).
The CIF believes that the highest potential of sports is achieved when teachers/coaches
consciously Teach, Enforce, Advocate, and Model (T.E.A.M.) these values and are committed
to the ideal of Pursuing Victory with Honors.
“As we recognize and honor these model coaches who go above and beyond for their
student-athletes, I want to thank them for their dedication to education-based athletics,” said
CIF Executive Director Ron Nocetti.
Dawn Lee (Cathedral Catholic High School) Soccer:
Lee has coached girls soccer at Cathedral Catholic High School for 25 years. Her work with
parents, students, staff, and coaches is exemplary. She leads by communicating effectively
with all stakeholders, making tough decisions when necessary, and always treating her
players and others with respect and kindness. Lee’s temperament and skills guarantee not
only her success but also the improvement of the girls soccer program and the entire
athletic department at CCHS.