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Varsity Head Coach – Beth Hinz

elizabeth_hinz@dpsk12.org

I’ve been a teacher and coach in DPS for 27 years.  I began here at TJ as a special education teacher and actually got my first varsity coaching job here.   After 5 years at TJ I was offered a position teaching social studies at Denver East High School and during my time there I also was the girls and boys varsity soccer coach.  I taught and coached there until 2018. Shortly thereafter something magical happened, I decided to explore coaching possibilities and sent out inquiries, applied at a few schools, interviewed and things just kept getting put off.  For me, thankfully, when I contacted TJ I was told applications were being considered.  I put my application in, got a call for an interview and got the position!   I am so thrilled to be back at TJ where it all began for me!  There must have been unfinished business. There was unfinished business….  Watch out DPL here comes Spartan Soccer!

“Be prepared and be honest.”  – John Wooden

 

Beth Hinz – Resume Highlights

  • 1981: Represented Colorado as All-American on United States All-American Select Team that traveled to Europe; played in Sweden and Denmark
  • 1981-1985: Selected to Colorado Regional Team consecutive years; Twice selected to try out for the United States National Team
  • 1991-1992: DPS League Coach of the Year, girls soccer
  • 1992 – 1993: DPS League Coach of the Year, girls soccer
  • 2002: Rocky Mountain New All-Colorado 5A Boys Soccer Coach of the Year
  • 2007-2008: DPS League Coach of the Year, girls and boys soccer
  • 2008: Rocky Mountain News 5A All-Colorado Coach of the Year
  • 2008: Denver Post 5A All-Colorado Coach of the Year
  • 2008: Colorado Sportswoman of the Year
  • 2009-2010: DPS League Coach of the Year, girls soccer
  • 2010-2011: DPS League Coach of the Year, boys soccer
  • 2015-2016: DPS League Coach of the Year, girls soccer
  • 2019: Induction to Hall of Fame, Denver East
  • Two time 5A State Championship Head Coach
  • 27 seasons qualifying for State Tournament
  • 13 years as varsity boys soccer coach
  • 14 years as varsity girls soccer coach
  • Advanced National Coaching Diploma: Coaching Methodology