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 2021 National High School Strength Coach of the Year – Rob Brokaw!

Coach Brokaw is currently the full time Strength and Conditioning Coach and assistant football coach at North Bend Central High School in North Bend, Nebraska. Brokaw was born and raised in Valley, Nebraska (located just outside of Omaha) by Ed and Mary Brokaw and this was where he attended high school. He went to Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska where he played football and majored in Exercise Science.

Upon graduation, he got married and set out on a career in the strength and conditioning industry. On his journey to North Bend he held positions in corporate fitness and personal training. He then got an opportunity to coach and develop the strength and conditioning program at Archbishop Bergan High School in Fremont, Nebraska; where he was a paraprofessional as well as an assistant football coach. It was in Fremont that he began to become heavily involved with professional organizations, conferences and clinics. Eventually he founded the Nebraska High School Strength Clinic, which has provided the coaches in the area a source of continuing education, networking and opportunity for growth. He then obtained a teaching certificate from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and moved down the road to North Bend to take the position currently held today.

Rob is the NHSSCA State Director for Nebraska and is working on the Certification commission for the upcoming NHSSCA Certification. He has been fortunate enough to present on strength and conditioning at various conferences such as the 2020 NatCon Reloaded and has appeared on various podcasts. His “Iron Tiger Classroom Management” process has provided coaches with a blueprint to help guide their classes and provide a solid resource for the weight room. Rob Currently resides in North Bend with his Wife Megan, and children Olivia (15) Piper (8), Klara (5) and Jordyn (4).