NHSSCA National High School Strength Coach of the Year

This award is give annually to a High School Strength and Conditioning Coach in recognition for his or her coaching achievements and passion for the profession. The National Coach of the Year is selected from among the top coaches across the country and receives the unique, personalized Coach of the Year Belt Award at the National Conference. Nominations for all Coach of the Year Awards open online September 1st through September 30th.

Congratulations to the 2020 National High School Strength Coach of the Year – Eric Cash!

Coach Eric Cash currently serves as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Dorman High School in Roebuck, SC.  He has been the head strength and conditioning coach for almost seven years.  Prior to Dorman, Coach Cash was the head strength and conditioning coach at Presbyterian College for 2 ½ years, Eastern Illinois University for 3 years, and Elon University for 1 year. 

Coach Cash was the linebackers coach, head girl’s track coach and assistant strength coach at Byrnes (S.C.) High School before taking the position at Presbyterian College.  He also has previous collegiate experience as a graduate assistant strength coach at Clemson University where he worked with the Tigers’ football and men’s and women’s soccer programs.  Coach Cash started his coaching career as a physical education teacher, football coach and strength coach at James Island High School (S.C).  


Coach Cash has a B.S. in Physical Education from the University of South Carolina-Upstate and a M.S. Sport Administration from Eastern Illinois University.  In 2018, he completed his Doctorate of Education in Kinesiology from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.  He is a certified Physical Education Teacher in the State of South Carolina and is Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. 

Coach Cash is the NHSSCA State Director for South Carolina and the Vice President of the South Carolina High School Strength Coaches Association.

He and his wife Sheri have been married for 15 years and have two wonderful kids: McKinley (13) and Emory (5).

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