Menzies takes home Concacaf coaching honors
Thanks to the guidance of Hue Menzies, the Jamaican Women’s National Team qualified for its first FIFA Women’s World Cup.
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MIAMI, Florida When a coach leads a team to a historic achievement in Concacaf, it is only logical that he receives a Coach of the Year distinction.

Such was the honor given to Jamaica’s Hue Menzies as Concacaf Women’s Football Coach of the Year for 2018.

Thanks to the guidance of Menzies, the Jamaican Women’s National Team qualified for its first FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The journey at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship, which serves as Concacaf’s qualifying tournament for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, started in October with a very good 2W-0D-1L 10GF 2GC record in the group stage.

Those results advanced Jamaica to the Semifinals, where it fell 6-0 to eventual champions the United States.

However, Menzies managed to rally his troops and in the Third-Place Match with a berth in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup on the line, the Reggae Girlz topped Panama 4-2 in a penalty shootout following a 2-2 draw to punch their ticket to France 2019.

Not only is it a first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup berth for Jamaica, but the island is also the first Caribbean nation to ever qualify for a FIFA Women’s World Cup.

All told for 2018, Menzies’ Jamaica completed the year with a 11W-2D-5L record and a magical moment for future generations of female footballers in Jamaica.

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