Tihansky Named USNA Foundation Fall Coach of the Year
After one of its finest seasons in school history, Jahn Tihansky was named the United States Naval Academy Foundation’s 2012 Fall Sports Coach of the Year, it was announced late last week.
Only sports that have championship seasons in the fall are eligible and the award is decided on by the United States Naval Academy Foundation.
The squad, under the leadership of Tihansky, won the Kennedy Cup in November, which is intercollegiate sailing’s Big Boat National Championship. Taking five of the seven contested races, Navy ended up winning the Kennedy Cup National Big Boat Championship, and with the victory, the squad earned the right to represent the United States at the Student Yachting World Cup in France in 2013. Sailing for the Naval Academy were skipper Steve Jaenke, Charlie Johnson, Sam Ross, Kelsey Ragsdale, Sean Brown, Andy Beeler, Roscoe Thomas and Ethan Madison.
The Kennedy Cup was the school’s 15th crown and second straight.
The team also claimed the 2012 McMillan Cup for the 17th time and second time in the last three years. The McMillan Cup is an intercollegiate large yacht racing event for New England and Middle Atlantic States.
It marks the first time since 2007 that Navy has won both the Kennedy Cup and McMillan Cup in the same year.