The College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award is given to a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with RSCC distinction, for his or her dedication to improving the performance of athletes with safe and effective science-based programs. Beyond holding their current CSCS certification, nominees must be current members of the NSCA for two consecutive years, and a Division I, II, III or NAIA Head/Director of Strength and Conditioning. All nominees must also qualify using an evaluation criteria format.
Know of a deserving individual? Award Nominations for the Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach, College Strength and Conditioning Coach, and Assistant College Strength and Conditioning Coach are now open!
Nominations are accepted online between September 1-15 of each year for these three awards, which are presented annually at the January Coaches Conference.
NOTE: Nominees must hold the RSCC distinction.
Congratulations to our 2014 Winner, Shannon Turley, CSCS, RSCC, Stanford University!
Want to learn more about Coach Turley and his work with Stanford? Check out our Coaches Corner with Shannon Turley.
Past Award Recipients Include:
2013 - Andrea Hudy, CSCS, RSCC*D, University of Kansas
2012 - Michael W. Favre, MEd, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D, University of Michigan
2011 - No Award Given
2010 - Jonathan Jost, CSCS, RSCC*E, Florida State University
2009 - Jeff Reinardy, CSCS, Winona State University
2008 - Sara L. Wiley, MS, CSCS, University of Minnesota at Twin Cities
2007 - Michael Rankin, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, Drexel University
2006 - Robert dos Remedios, MA, CSCS, College of the Canyons
2005 - Michael Doscher, CSCS, Valdosta State University
2004 - Gerard J. Martin, CSCS,*D, University of Connecticut
2003 - Allen Hedrick, CSCS, Air Force Academy
2002 - Joseph Kenn, CSCS,*D, Arizona State University
2001 - John Taylor, CSCS,*D, New Mexico State University
2000 - Roger Marandino, CSCS, Brown University
1999 - Jim Kramer, University of Northern Iowa
1998 - Tony Decker, University of Delaware
1997 - Dwight Daub, University of Utah
1995 - Steven Scott Plisk, James Madison University
1994 - Tom Cross, University of Oklahoma
1993 - Michael J. Clark, Texas A&M University
1992 - Rick Huegli, Jr, MEd, CSCS, University of Washington
1991 - Steve Bliss, MEd, CSCS, RSCC, North Dakota State University
1990 - John Garhammer, PhD, CSCS, NSCA- CPT, FNSCA, California State University at Long Beach
1989 - Dan Wathen, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA Youngstown State University
1988 - Bill Allerheiligen, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA University of Wyoming
1987 - Doug Semenick, University of Louisville
1986 - Bruno Pauletto, CSCS, FNSCA, University of Tennessee
1985 - John Gamble, University of Virginia
1984 - Thomas Baechle, EdD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT*D, Creighton University
1983 - Bill Dunn, University of Virginia
1982 - George Dostal, Clemson University
1981 - Keith Kephart, University of Kansas
1980 - Boyd Epley, MEd, CSCS,*D, FNSCA, RSCC*E, University of Nebraska