Bill Broderick, in just his second year at the helm of the George Mason High School girls basketball squad, earned the Region B Coach of the Year award for leading his squad to the Single A, Division 2 region title. However, the accolades did not stop there. Once the Mustangs completed their miraculous run to the state semifinals, Broderick was awarded the Northern Virginia Coach of the Year by The Washington Post, selected ahead of coaches from AAA powerhouses across the area.
“For me, the Northern Virginia Coach of the Year award meant a lot, because it says that our girls were recognized as having the best season of any girls program in Northern Virginia,” said Broderick.
Although Mason finished third in the Bull Run District during the regular season, they earned a seventh seed in the expanded Region B pool. From there, the magic began. Under the direction of the fiery and passionate Broderick, the Mustangs reeled off four straight wins, taking down Strasburg, the number one team in the state along the way.
Their season ended at 20-10, with a loss at the Siegel Center in Richmond to eventual state champion Floyd County. The humble coach attests all of his personal awards to the success and unity of his team down the stretch, when it counted the most.
“For the girls, I’m really, really happy that little George Mason here in Falls Church City was recognized among the likes of T.C. Williams and Edison and all of those schools. I’m just glad that people are taking notice of what our girls are doing.”