The Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award is given to an outstanding Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS) with RSCC distinction, for their dedication to improving the performance of athletes with safe and effective science-based programs.
|Current NSCA Member|
|NSCA Membership - Minimum 2 years*|
|NSCA CSCS Certification|
|NSCA Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC)|
|Head S & C Coach of a professional sports team or Olympic Team|
|Not a previous recipient|
|Cover letter, Resume or CV included|
*Consectutive membership is counted back from the date the award is to be conferred.
Additional requirements listed in the General Awards Criteria, include but not limited to, the nominee must be nominated by a member in good standing and nominees will be sent a criteria sheet to fill out that must be returned before the required deadline.
|2018 - Matthew Krause, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D - New York Yankees||2015 - Casey Bond, MS, CSCS, USAW, RSCC*D, Colorado Avalanche|
|2017 - Bill Foran, CSCS, RSCC*E - Miami Heat||2014 - Joe Kenn, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E, Carolina Panthers|
|2016 - Ashley Jones, MS, CSCS, RSCC*E|
1. The process for selection shall be as follows:
a) Nominations must be received before the established deadline.
b) NSCA Headquarters will verify eligibility requirements and overall points for nominees have been met.
c) Qualified nominees will be notified.
a. If there are no qualifying nominees, the award will not be given.
d) Top three nominees based on points for each award will be sent to the Coaching Task Force.
e) The Coaching Task Force will vote for the winner.
f) The Coaching Task Force:
a. The Coaching Task Force will be volunteers selected yearly by the Performance Center Manager.
b. It will be apparent that the Task Force is impartial to the nominees.
c. The Task Force will be comprised of >50% non-coaching award recipients and <50% past coaching award recipients.
d. The Coaching Task Force will not notify the selected recipients.
e. The Performance Center Manager will notify the Awards and Honors Committee Chair of the winners.
2. The Awards and Honors Committee Chair will:
a) Notify the Board of Directors of the recipient.
3. The NSCA Headquarters will:
a) Notify the recipients of the award.
b) Send regret notifications.
c) Create a Press Release announcement of the winners.
d) Will verify attendance at the Coaches Conference Opening Ceremony or the National Conference Awards Banquet.