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2022 State Coach of the Year

Congratulations to Coach Mike Bare, who has been awarded the 2022 State Coach of the Year by the IHSA! Coach Bare is entering his 17th year as head coach of the boys soccer team at PND. Coach Bare is the second all-time high school soccer coach for the most state tournament appearances, state titles, and matches won at state according to IHSA’s website. Throughout his career, Coach Bare has coached 13 Peoria Journal Star Players of the Year, 24 IHSSCA Illinois All-State Players, 1 IHSSCA Illinois Player of the Year, 1 Gatorade Illinois Player of the Year, 6 All-Americans, 25 NCAA Division I Commits, 1 NJCAA Division I National Runner-Up, 1 NCAA Division I National Champion, 1 MLS SuperDraft Selection, and 2 Professional Soccer Players. We are so proud of you, Coach Bare, and are blessed to have you as a huge part of our awesome soccer program.