Hall of Fame

The NHSSCA Hall of Fame Award honors coaches who have made a substantial impact in the field of high school strength and conditioning over the course of their professional career.

The Process

The NHSSCA Board of Directors and Hall of Fame Members carefully deliberate to select each member of the Hall of Fame, as it is the most prestigious award a coach can receive in our profession.

– Candidates who receive a nomination must be a current NHSSCA Member. 

– Candidates must have a minimum of 15 years serving as a full-time faculty member in the role of strength and conditioning coach (private or public high school).

– Candidates must receive at least 75% of the votes from the Nomination Committee.

– Candidates MUST be nominated by another current NHSSCA member.

– Nominations begin October 1st, 2022 and ends midnight on October 31, 2022.

– Candidates will be asked by the to fill out an online form that will be sent to them upon approval of their nomination.

– Candidates will submit a resume, three letters of recommendation and a letter of influence to the Nomination Committee.

– The letters of recommendation should be written by co-workers, employers, or other professionals that have experience with the nominee.

– The letter of influence should be from an athlete that was trained by the nominee. This letter should be about the positive influence on him/her and how it impacted their life during and after athletics.

– Following the final vote, all selected candidates will need to submit a high resolution head shot (1MB or larger), a short biography (no more than a half page), any website, social media or other contact information willing to be shared, and a signed media release in order for us to promote the award and coaching recognition.

– If you have any questions about the process, please contact garrett.keith@wca-hsv.org.

Congratulations to the Class of 2022

Hall of Fame

CJ StoCkel

Coach Stockel has been in education in Georgia for 32 years as a physical education teacher and strength & conditioning coach. He has been the Head Strength & Conditioning coach at six schools where he either resurrected the program or started it from scratch.

Rick Huegli

Rick Huegli is the Strength and Conditioning Coach and member of the Physical Education faculty at Lakeside School in Seattle, Washington, since 2009 and has over 48 years of experience in education and athletics. 

Rick Lansky

Rich Lansky has been involved in the strength and conditioning and fitness fields for over 34 years. He is currently the Department Lead for Physical Education and Health at Braden River High School in Bradenton, Florida.

Hall of Fame Inductees

CJ Stokel

Class of 2022

Rick Huegli

Class of 2022

Rick Lansky

Class of 2022

Kevin Vanderbush

Class of 2021

Mike Srock

Class of 2021

Larry Meadors

Class of 2020

John McKenna

Class of 2019

Mike Nitka

Class of 2018