Soccer: Rogers’ Sutton named Class AA coach of the year

Holly Sutton
Holly Sutton

By Bruce Strand

Elk River Star News


Holly Sutton, the former Elk River athlete who has coached Rogers girls soccer for four seasons, got a nice honor at the pre-state tournament banquet on Oct. 20.

Sutton was named Class AA girls coach of the year by her peers.

Sutton coached Rogers to a 24-0, state championship season her first year as head coach, 2010. The Royals slipped to 8-7-2 and 5-8-4 the last two years and started 1-4 this year but had an eight-game win streak and finished 11-7 with a share of the Mississippi 8 Conference title. Her four-year record at RHS is 48-22-6.

Sutton, 27, a physical education teacher, set scoring records at both Elk River and Winona State as a player.