NHSSCA PROGRAM OF EXCELLENCE
A system of recognizing and honoring those programs that demonstrate professional excellence in their high school strength and conditioning program.
The NHSSCA Program of Excellence cultivates an evaluation system for excellence in today’s high school strength and conditioning.
– Candidates must be current NHSSCA Professional Members.
– 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).
– To earn the distinction “Program of Excellence” a school would have to score a minimum 85 points out of 100 using the scoring rubric.
– The schools Athletic Director and Principle has to sign-off on all sections filled-out by their coaching staff.
– Once application is submitted, the NHSSCA Educational Committee will review and verify the application.
– The program is good for 3 years and will begin with recognition at the first years National Conference.
ATTENTION: We have closed submission for this year, as the deadline was April 1st. You can submit for the 2023-2026 recognition cycle beginning in January 2023.
2022-2025 Program of Excellence Schools
Congratulations to the following coaches and schools who demonstrate their commitment to excellence and helping push the profession of high school strength and conditioning program forward.
Penn High School (IN) & Coach Matt Cates
Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School (GA) & Coach Peter Tongren
Speedway High School (IN) & Coach Brady Nyland
Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (NJ) & Coach Robert Orrok
Strong Rock Christian School (GA) & Coaches Tobias Jacobi and Emily Mayer
York Comprehensive High School (SC) & Coach Mark Hoover
Vista Ridge High School (CO) & Coach Justin Loudon
Crossville High School (AL) & Coach Riley Edwards
Bettendorf High School (IA) & Coach Matthew Seabold
Greencastle High School (IN) & Coaches Andrew Tirotta, AJ Short, and Curtis Henry
Saint Ignatius High School (OH) & Coach Anthony Rubino
Windermere Prep School (FL) & Coach Micah Kurtz
Naperville North High School (IL) & Coaches Kevin Benages and John Majchrowski
Concord High School (IN) & Coach Scott Pherson
Queensbury High School (NY) & Coach John Martin
Brookings High School (SD) & Coach Kerry Brown
Severance High School (CO) & Grant Stewart
La Porte ISD (TX) & Coaches Anne Alexander & Travis Janeway
McHenry District 156 (IL) & Coach John Beerbower
Southside Charter High School (AR) & Coach Deerick Smith
Battle Ground Academy (TN) & Coach Paul Tusch
Sparta High School (MI) & Coach Michael Graham
Jesuit High School (CA) & Coach Jay Nacionales
Columbus Academy & Coach Shelby Reichle
Park Tudor School (IN) & Coach Brian Clarke
Shaker High School (NY) & Coach Zaquan Irby
Two Rivers School District (WI) & Coach Mike Deroehn
Pine Crest School (FL) & Coach Tim Hibbs
Perry High School (OH) & Mike Crissinger
Dobyns-Bennett High School (TN) & Coach Zack Fleming
Spartanburg High School (SC) & Coach Andrew Caldwell
Pope High School (GA) & Coach Jared Johnson
Ensworth School (TN) & Bryan Van Vleet and Staff
The King’s Academy (FL) & Coaches Jeremy Evans & Taylor Smith
Inspiration Academy (FL) & Coach Brian Commerford
Thunder Ridge High School (CO) & Coach Mark Carnes
Friendswood ISD (TX) & Coach Joseph Taylor
Southwest Florida Christian Academy (FL) & Coach Ross Garner
William Penn Charter School (PA) & Coach John Estok
Byron Center High School (MI) & Coach Joe Chiaramonte