Griffin Scott Pherson Educational Learning Scholarship

This annual scholarship was created to honor the life and strength of Griffin Scott Pherson. It will be granted at the NHSSCA National Conference and awarded to a high school strength coach who best exemplifies what it means to be trustworthy, knowledgeable, effective, passionate and transformational.

Congratulations to the 2018 Griffin Scott Pherson Scholarship Recipients

Coach Scott Pherson, Columbus East High School, Columbus, Indiana


Coach Scott Horne, Hill County Christian School, Austin Texas

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 a letter detailing why the Coach is deserving of the scholarship with attention to how they demonstrate what it means to be trustworthy, knowledgeable, effective, passionate and transformational. The State Director will select the top candidate and submit them to their NHSSCA Regional Board Member. The Regional Board Member will evaluate all submissions and select the top candidate for final submission for vote. The Regional and Founding Board will carefully review the candidates and select the award winner.

Candidates must have a minimum of 1 year 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.