Herkimer County Community College men's soccer coach Pepe Aragon, head coach for the Generals since 1998, was named National Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). He was recognized at the NSCAA awards banquet held January 13 in Kansas City, MO. This is the fifth time Aragon has received national honors, second only to legendary NCAA Division I Indiana University men's coach Jerry Yeagley, a six-time winner. Last month, Aragon received NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year Honors.
Aragon was also named Coach of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Tournament,and was recently named 2011 Region III, Mountain Valley Conference and District A Coach of the Year. Aragon has led the Generals to 14 consecutive Region III championships and five (NJCAA) national championships.He has an overall record of 260-24-13. Herkimer is the 2011 NJCAA National Champion.