Portland Press Herald sports writer Steve Craig earned national honors Friday in the 2016 Associated Press Sports Editors contest.

Craig placed in the top 10 of the explanatory writing category among papers sized 30,000 to 75,000 for his story on the difficulty school administrators face in finding qualified applicants for coaching positions.

It’s the second consecutive year Craig has won APSE honors. Last year he placed in the top 10 for beat writing.

The Press Herald also won honorable mention honors from APSE for its daily sports section. The award category includes more than 100 daily newspapers from across the nation.