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North Carolina Soccer Hall of Fame
Israel “Izzy” Hernandez

Coach of both the girls’ and boys’ varsity soccer teams at Raleigh’s Broughton High School since 1989, Izzy has built one of the finest coaching resumes in North Carolina history. His success as a coach is recognized nationally. A fall 2007 article in the Sports Illustrated online publication, SI.com, told of his combined record at the time of 669 wins, 159 losses and 50 ties and of his 11 state titles. The author wrote that “for many opponents, the goal of ‘winning it all’ means beating Broughton en route to the title.” With the highest winning percentage among active girls’ coaches in North Carolina, Izzy was described as a dominant coach that molds soccer talents, recognizes that each year brings a new challenge and works hard to match what he asks of his players. When asked about his success as a coach, Izzy gives the credit to his players and to his assistant coaches. He stresses that “the kids are the key.”

Izzy Hernandez's HOF Induction Bio

 
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