Rik Tozzi Named Alabama Boys Soccer Coach of the Year
Indian Springs soccer coach Rik Tozzi P ’20, ’22 has been named the 2020-21 Alabama Boys Soccer Coach of the Year by the NFHS Coaches Association. Tozzi was this year’s Alabama High School Athletic Association nominee.
Each year the NFHS Coaches Association honors coaches based upon their coaching performance during the school year, lifetime community involvement, school involvement, and coaching philosophy. Tozzi also won the award in 2018.
Tozzi has been the head coach of the Indian Springs Boys Soccer Team since 2002. During his tenure, the team has won four state championships, played in two others, and finished in the top four teams in the state 10 other times. The team has also won several Lakeshore Shootout tournaments and Birmingham metro tournaments.
Under Tozzi’s direction, Indian Springs players have also set state records for scoring and defense. Multiple team alums have gone on to play for Division I, II, and III colleges.
Tozzi played on the Oxford University Soccer Team for four years and had numerous stints as a contract player for English non-league teams. He won multiple state championships at the club level and qualified for the English Football Association coaching badge. He also coached Olympic development teams for the state of Alabama.
Tozzi is a practicing attorney and partner at Burr & Forman, LLP.