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Steve Darling Named Strength Coach of the Year

Steve Darling Named Strength Coach of the Year

Steve Darling P ’21, ’23, Milton’s director of strength and conditioning, received the Massachusetts State Coach of the Year award from the National High School Strength Coaches Association (NHSSCA). Darling works with Milton student-athletes to help them perform at the highest levels and achieve their goals while keeping their physical and mental well-being a top priority.

Darling has worked at Milton since 2002 and has served the school in many capacities, including as head coach of the boys’ track team, a throws coach for the boys’ and girls’ track and field teams, a member of the counseling outreach program, and a faculty member in Hathaway House. As a certified athletic trainer, Darling also works with the athletic training staff, and he teaches Health, Project Adventure, and Fitness Concepts through Milton’s physical education program. The NHSSCA award, he says, is one of the highlights of his career. “I am a lucky guy with the best job in the world.”

What’s the Big Idea?

As Robert F. Kennedy ’44 observed, the best ideas—the most daring, and those that make the most profound impact on our world—spring from the minds of people who are unafraid to ask “Why not?” This issue highlights Milton graduates whose ideas are limitless, who challenge outdated assumptions, and who champion new approaches to old problems. On campus, students and teachers celebrate not only thinking but rethinking, and the powerful good that can be achieved when minds are nurtured, compassionate, and free.