Coach of the Year

Submit nominations to USS for the following coaches categories no later than December 31st  at 12m MST.
All nominations must be submitted to mwohlrab@usspeedskating.org to be evaluated by the Coaching Task Force. Fill out the appropriate form and include a head shot of the nominee.

NOTE: Nominations are only accepted for achievements from October 2023 - December 2023

Development Coach of the Year 2023 - A Developmental Coach of the Year nominee is coach of a youth club, high school or junior-level, or a coach directly responsible for coaching athletes to the junior and/or elite level. This award is based on accomplishments of the coach from October 2022 to December 2023. The nominee must currently be coaching or within their first year of retirement.

Volunteer Coach of the Year 2023- A Volunteer Coach of the Year nominee is a coach who does not receive payment in any form for their involvement in coaching at any level.  This award is based on the accomplishments of the coach from October 2022 to December 2023. The nominee must be actively coaching athletes or within their first year of retirement.


Service Provider of the Year 2023 - The Service Provider of the Year nominee is an affiliated service provider such as strength and conditioning coach, physical therapist, sport psychologist, dietician or other that has made an impact in your NGB.

 

Past USS recipients of the USOPC Coach of the Year Award:

  • 1997 - Diane Holum (Development Coach of the Year)
  • 1999 - Tom Healy (Development Coach of the Year)
  • 2005 - Cindi Hart (Volunteer Coach of the Year)
  • 2015 - Carl Cepuran (Volunteer Coach of the Year, Glen Ellyn Speedskating Club)
  • 2016 - Tom Miller (Volunteer Coach of the Year, Adirondack Speedskating Club)
  • 2018 - Ingmar Jungnickel (Doc Counsilman Award Winner)
  • 2019 - Andrew Stuart (Doc Counsilman Award Winner)
  • 2019 - Dan Greene (Volunteer Coach of the Year, Madison Speedskating Club)
  • 2020 - Cherise Wilkins (Volunteer Coach of the Year, Syracuse Speedskating Club)
  • 2021 - Mary Murphy (Volunteer Coach of the Year, Madison Speedskating Club)
  • 2022 - Jacob Roberts (Volunteer Coach of the Year, Provo Speedskating Club, Oval Speedskating Club)

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