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South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association awards

The South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association (SCACA) recognized Horry County Schools coaches and an athletic director with honors and awards that pay tribute to their leadership and professionalism for their work with student athletics. John Cahill, athletic director for Myrtle Beach High School, was named the SCACA Athletic Director of the Year. Green Sea Floyds High School’s Donnie Kiefer, head football coach, was named the SCACA Strength Coach of the Year. Socastee High School’s Jason Keesee was named the SCACA Athletic Trainer of the Year. Also from Socastee High School, Athletic Director Tim Renfrow received the Charles Stuart Athletic Administrator Award, in recognition of his efforts to offer outstanding athletic programs to students and for his organizational skills, integrity, and professionalism. Rivers Lynch, formerly of Myrtle Beach High School, was named the SCACA Men’s Tennis Coach of the Year, posthumously.

Lynch passed away two weeks before the Myrtle Beach High School’s Boys’ Tennis Team won the school’s 10th State Championship in his honor. SCACA has served as a professional membership organization for athletic administrators and coaches since 1946. The association’s mission is to promote, protect, and teach the student athletes of South Carolina through effective leadership and professional development of coaches. Pictured above from Left to right: Jason Keesee, John Cahill, and Tim Renfrow.

Pictured above from Left to right: Jason Keesee, John Cahill, and Tim Renfrow.

HCS coaches
Family members accepted the award on behalf of Rivers Lynch;

Pictured top row left to right: daughter Te-Anne Lynch Cahill, son-in-Law, John Cahill,
and grandson, Rivers Cahill.
Pictured bottom row left to right: grandson, Nolan Cahill, grandson, Foster Cahill, spouse, Teresa Lynch, and grandson, Caleb Cahill.
 Rivers Award