Freestyle

Freestyle Coach of the Year

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

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