Charles Scanlon -- This year Apple Valley’s Charles Scanlon became the winningest coach in Minnesota soccer history. His amazing 541-89-46 record includes nine state, 17 section and 20 conference championships. Currently his team is on a 47-game winning streak, another state record. Coach Scanlon is credited with developing one of the top soccer programs in the nation, and this year was named the Division I National Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association.
Coach Scanlon also pioneered the girls’ hockey program at Apple Valley. His team won the nation’s first-ever girls state championship game in 1995. His team also won the first-ever televised girls state championship game in 1998. In 18 years Scanlon’s teams have accumulated 217 victories, three section championships, two state titles and one third-place finish.
Since taking the helm at Apple Valley High School, Scanlon has been named State Soccer Coach of the Year four times, Section Soccer Coach of the Year 12 times, and the 2009 ESPN RISE High School National Soccer Coach of the Year. He continues to be a tireless teacher, coach and mentor for the thousands of students who pass through Apple Valley High School every year.