National Coaches Day


Sign the petition and make it official!

The “National Coaches Day” awards program, was created in 2014 by NFP Sports and other key industry sports leaders to ensure coaches around the country receive recognition for the important roles they play in their communities and in the lives of athletes.   Inspired by Richard Nixon’s Presidential Proclamation 4157 – the official document that named October 6, 1972 “National Coaches Day,” -these industry leaders created an annual “National Coaches Day” awards program that honors the accomplishments of exceptional coaches and culminates in a national celebration and awards ceremony on October 6 – “National Coaches Day.”

From June 1, 2014 – September 17, 2014,  you are invited to nominate your favorite coach and secure supporting votes to help them win the first annual “National Coaches Day” award.   The four qualified nominees receiving the most votes will be announced as semi-finalists shortly after September 17, 2014.   The winner will be announced on October 6, “National Coaches Day,” and will receive the official National Coaches Day award, a $2,500 grant for their program, and a National Coaches Day banner to hang in their school. 

Help us “Celebrate Coach” in 2014 by nominating your favorite coach for the first annual “National Coaches Day” awards.   Take a couple minutes to nominate your coach and encourage your friends and family to cast their supporting votes before September 17th!