published Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Chattanooga Football Club coach Bill Elliott gets top honor

Chattanooga Football Club coach Bill Elliott
Chattanooga Football Club coach Bill Elliott
Photo by Doug Strickland /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Chattanooga Football Club head coach Bill Elliott was announced Tuesday night as the Alexander Arellano Memorial Trophy winner, awarded to the top head coach in the league.

The awards were voted on by teams, coaches and management.

In his third season as head coach, Elliott led the Chattanooga club to a 15-3-2 record, a win in the U.S. Open Cup and a runner-up finish in the National Premier Soccer League playoffs.

"I am humbled by the award," Elliott said in a press release. "I feel very blessed to be surrounded by so many good people. “The CFC Board, Sean McDaniel, Jimmy Weekley and our entire staff take great pride in their work, which allows me to focus on my job. This talented group of players were both appreciative and respectful throughout the season as they worked their tails off to get results."

Elliott also thanked his family, as well as the Chattahooligan fan base for their support.

"All of these people deserve an award," he said.

"With that said, I am extremely proud to accept the award on behalf of the entire CFC organization, the city of Chattanooga and everyone associated with us."

Contact Gene Henley at ghenley@timesfreepress.com. Follow him at twitter.com/genehenleytfp.

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