One of Bemidji State University’s 2019 Outstanding Contribution awards goes to Jim Stone, assistant professor of human health performance sport and health and head women’s soccer coach, who has guided his team to an unprecedented era of success.
Over the last two seasons, his team has won 33 games — including a school-record 18 victories this past fall season — with six ties and only two losses. Both losses have come in post-season play. This team has not lost a regular-season game since October 15, 2016 — a streak of 40 consecutive regular-season games without a loss.
To cap the team’s remarkable 2018 season, when it was ranked as high as No. 4 in the nation, it won its first-ever NCAA Tournament game, right here on campus at Chet Anderson Stadium.
This nominee also earned the fourth Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Coach of the Year award in his remarkable 17-year tenure at Bemidji State.
A nominating colleague said this nominee “is not only a great coach, but simply a great person.”