Waukee coach Jesse Hunt was named the Gill Athletics national high school girls’ track coach of the year this week.

Hunt led the Warriors to their second consecutive Class 4A state championship in May, as the Warriors held of Pleasant Valley to win 80-78. Waukee qualified in 18 of 19 events and came away with three event titles.

Gill, partnering with the National High School Track and Field Coaches’ Senate, is in its fourth year of sponsoring the national award given each year to a girls’ and a boys’ high school coach chosen by the national senate. Each of the two national winners is awarded $5,000 in Gill track and field equipment for his or her school.