Paralympic Coach of the Year

Established in 2004, the Paralympic Coach of the Year is presented to a coach of an elite-level club, collegiate or national-level team, or the coach of an elite athlete who competes at the highest level of their sport. Previously titled the Paralympic National Coach of the Year award, this was added to the Team USA Awards program in 2017 and renamed the Paralympic Coach of the Year award. In years in which the Olympic and Paralympic Games are contested, a Paralympic coach is honored as part of the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of Games. 

  • 2004        Mike Hulett, USA Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team Coach
  • 2005        Randi Smith, U.S. Paralympic Archery Team Head Coach
  • 2006        Julie O’Neill, U.S. Paralympic Swim Team Head Coach
  • 2007        Adam Bleakney, U.S. Paralympic Wheelchair Track Coach
  • 2008        Ken Armbruster, U.S. Paralympic Women’s Goalball Head Coach
  • 2009        Scott Moore, Denver Judo Coach
  • 2010        Ray Watkins, 2010 U.S. Paralympic Alpine Ski Team
  • 2011 Dave Denniston, U.S. Paralympic Swimming Head Coach 
  • 2012 Tom Franke, U.S. Paralympic Swimming Head Coach 
  • 2013 Adam Bleakney, U.S. Paralympic Track & Field coach 
  • 2014 Brian Loeffler, Swimming, U.S. Paralympic Swimming Team coach
  • 2015 John Devorss, Salem Tennis and Swim Club
  • 2016 Adam Bleakney, U.S. Paralympic Track and Field coach
  • 2017 Eileen Carey, U.S. Paralympic Nordic Skiing coach 
  • 2018 Gary Colliander, U.S.Paralympic Nordic Skiing Team coach