Brian Nieuwsma, who coaches the Flasher Bulldogs, was named Region 5 Coach of the Year. His team captured the district championship but was stopped by Shiloh Christian in regional competition. He is the son of Ed and Anne Nieuwsma of Strasburg, and he and his wife, Shannon, have a son, Bryce. Nieuwsma’s high school coach, Brent Kleinsasser, was named Region 3 Coach of the Year. 44p1.jpg