The High School Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award is awarded to a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS) with RSCC distinction who has demonstrated excellence the field of high school strength and conditioning.
Current members are encouraged to nominate a deserving individual for High School Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year. Nominees must meet the Award Eligibility outlined below to be considered.
|Current NSCA Member|
|NSCA Membership - Minimum 2 years|
|Current CSCS Certification|
|NSCA Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC)|
|2 years of paid employment as a strength and conditioning professional|
|Not a previous recipient|
|Cover letter, Resume or CV received|
*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 - James McFarland Jr, MEd, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D||2003 - Larry Meadors, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D|
|2017 - Ryan Johnson, MEd, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D||2002 - Rosalin Hanna, CSCS,*D|
|2016 - Micah Kurtz, MS, CSCS, RSCC*D||2001 - Stephen Nunnink|
|2015 - Fred Eaves, MEd, CSCS, RSCC||2000 - Patrick Mediate|
|2014 - Darnell Clark, MPE, CSCS, RSCC*D||1999 - Bud Bjornaraa|
|2013 - Mike Duehring, MS, CSCS, RSCC,*D, USAW||1998 - Robbie Robinson|
|2012 - Gary E. Schofield Jr, CSCS,*D||1997 - Ron Thomson|
|2010 - Scott J. Sahli, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D||1996 - Mike Nitka|
|2009 - Adam Beard, CSCS||1995 - Steve Kenyon|
|2008 - Charles R. Wells, MS, CSCS,*D||1994 - Edwin Jones|
|2007 - Kevin Vanderbush, MS, CSCS||1993 - Dan Burk|
|2006 - Ian Jeffreys, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT||1992 - Mike Burgener|
|2005 - Patrick McHenry, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC||1991 - John Waters|
|2004 - Bruce Harbach, CSCS,*D|
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.