The NCS Coach of the Year awards will be announced at the North Carolina Swimming Awards Banquet on Saturday, Oct 2. In addition to the “Franke Bell” Senior Coach of the Year award and the NCS Age Group Coach of the Year award, a NCS Coach Leadership Award will be presented.
There are three automatic nominations for both Senior COTY and Age Group COTY, based on a coach’s highest nationally ranked swimmer in the respective age groups during the selection period (Sept 1, 2020-Aug 10, 2021). The Nominating Panel, made up of NCS BOD member coaches and athletes, may select two additional at-large nominees for both Senior COTY and Age Group COTY based on names submitted by NCS coaches. Three NCS Coach Leadership Award nominees will also be selected by the Nominating Panel from the names submitted. You can use the following form to submit names to be considered, or email Steve Romito at email@example.com.
Names must be submitted by Sept 1, 2021 when the ballot will be finalized by the COTY Nominating Panel. A final ballot will be sent to all clubs. Each club will have one vote for each award.
Below are the automatic nominations for Senior COTY and Age Group COTY awards:
|Senior Coach of the Year Automatic Nominee||Age Group Coach of the Year Automatic Nominee|
|Bruce Marchionda – TAC Titans||Bradford Hancock – New Wave Swimming|
|Patrick Henry – SwimMAC Carolina||Zach Murray – New Wave Swimming|
|Terry Fritch – Life Time Fitness||Russ Kasl – SwimMAC Carolina|
The NCS Coach of the Year policy is posted in section 4.3 of the NCS Policies and Procedures manual. The policy outlines the nomination process, the voting process, and the criteria for each of the three awards.