Who will be the USATH Coach of the Year? Nominations are now being accepted for five categories!

Nov. 20, 2012, 12 a.m. (ET)
Each year, USA Team Handball has the opportunity to recognize and put forward one coach in each of the five categories – Developmental, Doc Councilman Science/Technology, National, Paralympic and Volunteer – to the USOC for recognition. The USOC provides a plaque to the coach in recognition of this award as the NGB (category) Coach of the Year.


Each NGB coach in each of the five categories is then ranked according to the criteria on the applications by an independent panel of coaches/coach educators in order to select the national coach of the year in each category.  The USOC recognizes the three finalists in each category at the National Coaching Conference (June 19 – 21, 2013) and the national winners are announced during the USOC Coach of the Year Awards Dinner (evening of June 21, 2013). USOC hopes to notify finalists in March, 2013.

The nomination forms for the 2012 Coach of the Year Awards are attached for your reference. Nominations, including the required form, for all five categories should be send to Mariusz Wartalowicz (mariusz@usateamhandball.org) by December 7th, 2012. Please consider nominating all deserving individuals so that we can recognize their accomplishments.   

All nominated candidates will be announced on December 10th. In turn, we will open the email voting period until January 7th, 2013 to all interested in casting it in support of their chosen candidates. Those votes ought to be emailed to Francesca Vidjak Simeral (francesca@usateamhandball.org) who will tally them and post results on our website on Monday, January 10, 2013. You can vote only once but you can support one candidate in each of the five categories if you so choose. Our NGB submission to the USOC is due on January 15th, 2013.      


PLEASE NOTE: coaches can only be evaluated based on the information submitted in the application packet.  Please include ANY AND ALL information requested on the application and include as much detail you possibly can to ensure that the evaluating committee can consider all accomplishments.  USOC committee members can ONLY evaluate what is submitted in the application packet (nomination form). Coaches should be recognized for the competition year 2012.

We’re very excited to help recognize the fantastic coaches we have!  Please participate as our coaches deserve credit for their time, efforts, sacrifices, and accomplishments. 

Thank you!

National Coach of the Year 2012 nomination form

Paralympic Coach of the Year 2012 nomination form

Volunteer Coach of the Year 2012 nomination form

Developmental Coach of the Year 2012 nomination form


Doc Councilman Award 2012 nomination form