NHSSCA Regional High School Strength Coaches 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 Regional Coach of the Year is selected from among the top coaches across the eight regions of the NHSSCA and receives a unique, personalized Coach of the Year Plaque.

Nominations for all Coach of the Year Awards open online October 1st to December 1st each year.

Congratulations to the 2018 Regional High School Strength Coaches of the Year!

Southeast – Region 1
Rich Lansky, CSCS, ACSM, USAW

Southwest – Region 2
Monte Sparkman, CSCS, USAW-SP, USAT&F-L2

Rocky Mountain – Region 3
Patrick Nolan, CSCS, FMS, XPS

Pacific Region – 4
Mark Wine, CSCS, USAW – PT, PES, CES

Northwest – Region 5
Travis Osborne, CSCS, USAW-L1

Mid-America – Region 6
Stewart Venable, CSCS, USAW-L2

Great Lakes – Region 7
Mike Snyder, CSCS

Northeast – Region 8
Kevin O’Neil, MS, CSCS, USAW

Eligibility & Selection Process
Candidates to be nominated by a current NHSSCA member in good standing. The nomination should sent to the NHSSCA State Director including the evaluation criterion sheet. The State Director will select the top two (2) candidates and submit them to the NHSSCA Regional Board Member for the National Coach of the Year.  The Regional Board Member will evaluate all submissions and select the top candidate for final submission for National Coach of the Year vote. After that selection, candidates not selected will be returned to the Regional Board Members who will vote with State Directors for selection of Regional and State Coaches of the Year.

Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years serving as a full-time faculty member in the role of strength and conditioning coach (private or public high school)

Must be a current NHSSCA Member in good standing.

Candidates must have accumulated the posted minimal requirements on the Coach of the Year evaluation criteria


Candidates must also qualify using the enclosed Coach of the Year evaluation criteria worksheet (PDF download) and submit a resume or curriculum vitae here. All candidates need to also 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 (enclosed) in order for us to promote the award and coaching recognition.

Scenes from the 2018 National Conference Awards Ceremony