ST. LOUIS - Saint Louis University head men's soccer coach Mike McGinty was tabbed the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Middle Atlantic Coach of the Year. The honor comes after a vote of other NCAA Division I head coaches.

McGinty, the Atlantic 10 Conference Men's Soccer Coach of the Year, led the storied Billiken program back to the NCAA Tournament in 2012. Saint Louis registered 16 wins this season, the most since the 2001 club posted 18. As the No. 2 seed in the A-10 Tournament, the Billikens won three games in four days to secure their second A-10 title since joining the league.

The Billikens received the No. 8 national seed in the NCAA Tournament, which resulted in a first-round bye. Additional highlights during the 2012 slate include the Billikens entering the national rankings, as well as recording their best RPI ranking ever. In addition, SLU had four victories against ranked foes.

McGinty will be honored next Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Missouri Athletic Club as the recipient of the Carl O. Bauer Award. That honor is bestowed annually upon the top amateur sports figure in the St. Louis area.