"I am honored to be recognized by the NAIA and my peers. This is not something I set out to do when I began coaching, but I'm thankful the Lord blessed my work at Grace. I have been blessed with supportive presidents, administrations and athletic directors who have stood by me through the ups and downs of a coaching career. No one achieves anything of note without the contributions of others, and I have countless people to thank for this award."
- Jim Kessler