The USSA Coach of the Year Award recognizes outstanding contribution to development and international programs by a coach resulting in high-level performance by his or her athletes in competition during the past season. Coaches of the year are recognized for their leadership, commitment, sport knowledge and passion, including proven ability to foster athletic excellence amongst their consituents or teams.
Nominations can be made during the year and are generally due mid-March. The awards are presented at championship events in the spring or at the USSA Chairman's Dinner in May during USSa Congress. Nominations can be sent to USSA Sport Education.
USSA Domestic Coach of the Year
*Also recognized as USSA Development Coach of the Year by the U.S. Olympic Committee
2015 - Johnny Kroetz (Rochester, NY/Bristol Mountain) 2014 - Dan Studer 2013 - Wes Preston 2012 - Jere Crawford 2011 - Chris "Hatch" Haslock 2010 - Deb Newson 2009 - Chris "Seedog" Seeman 2008 - Elana Chase 2007 - Caleb Martin 2006 - Glenn Eddy 2005 - Bruce Erickson 2004 - Steven Kenney (posthumously) 2003 - Matthew Gnoza 2002 - Nick Preston 2001 - Dule Peterson 2000 - Bobby Aldighieri 1999 - Raymond de Vre 1998 - Wayne Hilterbrand
USSA International Coach of the Year
2015 - Matt Saunders (Park City, UT/U.S. Ski Team) 2014 - Joseph Davies 2013 - Lasse Fahlen 2012 - Garth Hagar 2011 - Garth Hagar 2010 - Scott Rawles 2009 - Matt Christensen 2008 - Todd Schirman 2007 - Scott Rawles 2006 - Brian Lake 2005 - Matt Christensen & Darcy Downs 2004 - Liz McIntyre 2003 - Scott Rawles 2002 - Jeff Wintersteen 2001 - Matt Christensen 2000 - Diana Williams 1999 - Liz McIntyre & Don St. Pierre
Johnny Kroetz being awarded Freestlye Domestic Coach of the Year by USSA Chairman Dexter Paine
Center of Excellence
The Center of Excellence in Park City, UT, is a national training and education center providing world-class facilities and educational resources for the USSA's athletes, coaches, clubs and others.