FRISCO, TX - OCTOBER 30: Head coach Schellas Hyndman of FC Dallas leads his team against Real Salt Lake at Pizza Hut Park on October 30, 2010 in Frisco, Texas. FC Dallas beat Real Salt Lake 2-1. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Schellas Hyndman
The league announced the award Thursday.
Hyndman was Southern Methodist's coach for 24 years before replacing Steve Morrow at Dallas in June 2008, when the team was 4-5-4. The team went on to finish 8-12-12 and in fifth place in the Western Conference, and continued to build last season before finally breaking through.
Dallas knocked off defending champion Real Salt Lake in the first round of the playoffs and will face the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday in the Western Conference championship.