Criteria for USOC/USARS Coach of the Year:
- 1. The Coach of the Year must be actively coaching, having coached a minimum of five years as a coach registered with USARS.
2. The Coach of the Year should have attained status as a USARS Advanced Certified Coach.
3. The Coach of the Year must have had skaters medal in three different events at the preceding year's National Championships in any age group
4. The Coach of the Year should have made a significant impact on athletes performances at the elite level.
5. Although active coaching should be the main reason for receiving the Coach of the Year Award, supporting consideration may be given for the following contribution in the field of coaching:
- ! A distinguished career as a coach.
- ! Service as a "Coach of Coaches", having been a seminar leader at any level.
- ! Assisted in development of coaching materials, such as books, videos, etc., or submitted articles for inclusion in USARS publications.
- ! Promoted character development and ethical sport in adherence to coaching ethics and professional behavior.
- ! Introduced new training or innovative competition methods.
USARS Criteria for USOC/USARS Developmental Coach of the Year :
1. The Developmental Coach of the Year must be actively coaching developmental athletes, for a minimum of five years.
2. The Developmental Coach of the Year must have attained status as a USARS Certified Coach.
3. The Developmental Coach of the Year must have had five new competitors compete for the first time at the preceding year's USARS Regional Championships.
4. The Developmental Coach of the Year should have success as a coach at the Senior and Junior Olympic Regional and National Championships.
5. Exhibit ethical coaching and professional behavior, character and fair play in dealing with athletes and officials.
6. Because developing athletes entails developing all aspects of a person - psychological, physical, social - supporting consideration for the Developmental Coach of the Year may include:
- ! Promotion of character development and ethical sport behavior in athletes.
- ! Developing excellent athletes who also display excellence in other fields like citizenship, scholastics, art, etc.
USOC Criteria - NATIONAL COACH - 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.
90% of the criteria weighted as below:
1. World/Olympic Medalists
2. World/Olympic Records
3. Dominance of win
4. Odds of winning
5. Extraordinary measure of the win
10% of the criteria weighted as below or as use as a tie-breaker:
1. Character of coach
2. Ethics of Coach
3. Attitude of athletes
2011 – Chalie Sgrillo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Inline Hockey
2010 - Charlie Lucas, Waco, Texas - Speed
2009 - Jeff Prime, Long Beach, California – Inline Hockey
2008 - Joe Noris, National City, California – 2008 Men’s World Inline Hockey Team Coach
2007 - Bob Labriola, Fountain Valley, California - Artistic
2006 - Jan Wojnarowsky, Willoughby, Ohio - Artistic
2004 - Nominated - Robert Chornomud, Lake Elsinore, California - Inline Hockey
2003 - Rob Dunn, Chesterfield, Michigan - Speed
2002 - Keri Hefner, Spring, Texas - Artistic
2000 - Linda Clemens, Massillon, Ohio - Artistic
1999 - John Dayney, Massapequa, New York - Artistic
1998 - Richard Veliko, New Castle, Delaware - Artistic
1997 - Pat Jacques, Loomis, California - Artistic
1996 - Paul Hedrick, Spring, Texas - Speed