The Millburn High School boys and girls tennis teams' coach was honored by the United States Professional Tennis Association, USPTA, as the National High School Coach of the Year.
"It's an honor," coach William Wickenheisser said. "But I think they [the team] should be honored because it reflects on them. I'm proud of them and how much hard work they put in."
Wickenheisser traveled to California last month to recieve the award. However, the tennis coach credited the teams for his award. He explained he thinks the teams should have won the award.
"The only thing I look to do is help my teams be the team of the year," Wickenheisser said.
"The most impressive thing the [boy and girls] teams do is they teach tennis at the Boys and Girls in Newark," Wickenheisser said.
Players approached Wickenheisser and in 2006, the players organized the program with his help.
Also in 2006-07 school year, Wickenheisser was named the regional coach of the year.
The USPTA was founded in 1927 and has more than 15,000 members worldwide. The organizaton was created to help improve the teaching skills of tennis coaches.