Bettendorf soccer coach Todd Hornaday is the 2018 recipient of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s Golden Plaque of Distinction award. Hornaday will be honored prior to the start of the Class 3A state championship game on Saturday, June 9.
The IGHSAU Golden Plaque of Distinction is awarded to the Iowa Coach in each sport who has demonstrated a successful career while making notable contributions toward school, community and the coaching profession.
Hornaday has been teaching and coaching at Bettendorf for 21 seasons and owns a record of 325-86. He has guided 13 Bulldog teams to the state tournament and has the distinction of coaching the very first IGHSAU state soccer champion when he led Bettendorf to a state title in 1998, the first year soccer was sanctioned by the IGHSAU. In addition to his 1998 state title, his Bulldog teams have reached the state semifinals four other times, placing second in 2010.
Hornday has been busy promoting the girls high school game. He is the current soccer chair with the Iowa Girls Coaches Association and also served a term on the IGHSAU Soccer Coaches Advisory Committee. The NFHS has honored him as its State and Regional Coach of the Year in 2010. He was a finalist for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association National Coach of the Year Award in 2017 and he was inducted into the Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame in 2015.
Todd is the son of Larry and Jo Hornaday and his children are Shelby and Chris.