Smalley, who led the Hunters to the Section 7A final in 2013, also won the award in 2010.
“It is a great honor to be selected for this award because there are so many great coaches that could receive this. It’s very humbling,” said Smalley by eMail. “It takes so many people in your organization to make this happen that I cant thank all off them. My hat goes off to my assistants and the players for making this possible, the credit goes to them. I know how hard this group of people have worked, and this wouldn’t off been possible without them. I am very proud of this group for achieiving what they did this year. They opened up the eyes of our believers, and they can be proud of how they represented the Hunters.”
Duluth Denfeld’s Bryan Lent was also named Class A assistant coach of the year.Duluth East captured third-place at the Minnesota Class AA state tournament over the weekend.
Randolph won the award for the first time.
Duluth Marshall was named Section 7A Academic Champion with a 3.51 GPA. Brendan Flaherty is head coach of the Hilltoppers.