USOC Coach Of The Year Award - Nomination of Candidates
The USOC recognizes outstanding NGB coaches annually through the Coach of the Year (COTY) Program. Each NGB is eligible to nominate one coach in several categories.
USA Badminton will nominate candidates for three categories (1) National Coach of the Year, (2) Developmental Coach of the Year and (3) Volunteer Coach of the Year.
Beginning 2011, we are inviting USAB members to nominate candidates for each category. This is an effort to encourage more membership participation in such projects. A section group under the various Selection Coordinating Chairs nominate the final candidates for the respective categories to Mohan Subramaniam, Director of Coaching & High Performance.
How selection will be done?
1. USAB members please submit the name of one coach for each category or one category of your choice. Please email the nomination/nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1, 2011 5:00PM MST;
2. The respective chairs will discuss with their selection groups based on the criteria given by the USOC
3. Successful candidates will be contacted by the USAB Office - Mohan Subramaniam or Lauren LeQuire to complete nomination documents.
Coach of the Year (COTY) Background
National Coach of the Year Award
A National Coach of the Year nominee is a coach of an Elite Level Club, Collegiate, Pan-Am, World Championship or Olympic Games coach or the coach of an elite athlete who competes at the highest level of your sport. This award is based on the accomplishments of the coach for the year 2011. The nominee must currently be coaching or within their first year of retirement.
The National Coach of the Year is selected from the USAB High Performance Coach Pool (Andy Chong, Ben Lee, Cai Zi Min, Ignatius Rusli, Johannah Lee, Rudi Gunawan, Wendy Carter)
Coordinating Chair - Andy Gouw
Selection Group - Fred Coleman, Mohan, May, Chris Hales, Abi Batista
Development Coach of the Year Award
A Developmental Coach of the Year nominee is coach of a youth club, high school or junior-level coach, or a coach directly responsible for coaching athletes to the junior and/or elite level. This award is based on the accomplishments of the coach for the year 2011. The nominee must currently be coaching or within their first year of retirement.
Coordinating Chair - Fred Coleman
Selection Group - Ho-Yen, Widya Susanto, Ying-Fang, Joan Cayen, Desmond Wong, Carl Khor, Mohan, Abi Bautista
Volunteer Coach of the Year Award
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 for the year 2011. The nominee must be actively coaching athletes or within their first year of retirement.
Coordinating Chair - Andy Gouw
Selection Group - Abi Bautista, Ajit Umrani (Region 1), Alex Mathews (Region 2), Ruth Menchaca (Region 3), Wendy Carter (Region 4), Andy Gouw (Region 5 - representing Northern Cal) Rulis Ignatius (Region 5 - representing Southern Cal)