HR Sports PNG 

Do you know a coach who:

  • Respects everyone who is involved with the game and demonstrates good sportsmanship?
  • Is concerned with the complete development of all their players?
  • Is a positive coaching role model?
  • Tries to become a better coach through education and training?
  • Is able to improve the performance of the players and team they coach?
  • Shares their expertise with the softball community?

If you answered YES to these questions,
then this person is a candidate for the
Home Run Sports Coach of the Year


  1. The coach shall be a Canadian citizen / landed immigrant.
  2. The coach shall be fully certified (in any softball NCCP context) to qualify.
  3. The coach shall be nominated by a player, softball club or league executive, district softball organization, community service group, municipal council or local school board. (No personal nominations will be accepted.)

Nominations must include:

  • Coach's name, address, and phone number(s)
  • Name, address, and phone number(s) of nominating individual or group
  • Record of nominee's coaching experience
  • Coach's record of softball NCCP activity
  • Record of coaching achievements / player progress
  • Coach's role in developing and improving sport, coaching and athletes in their community
  • Personal highlights
  • It is strongly recommended to include letters of support from athletes that have been coached by the nominee or letters from other sources to give the selection committee a good understanding of the nominee`s coaching ability
  • Picture of nominee. Can be a head and shoulders shot or a photo of nominee actively coaching
DEADLINE: September 15th
  (or next business day)

Nomination Form


JEFF FRASER (Upper Nine Mile River, NS) has been coaching for over 20 years, most recently as the Head Coach with Team Nova Scotia for the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games. He has led many teams to Canadian Championship medals and has spearheaded the creation of the Shooter’s Fastpitch League in Central NS, and the Maritime League in NS, NB, and PEI. Fraser is known for maintaining an elevated level of respect and integrity on and off the field, creating a culture where his players are not just a team, but a ‘family.’ Fraser is a meticulous practice planner ensuring that training sessions are relevant, activity-filled and engaging, wasting no time in developing his players. The recent success of Team Nova Scotia at the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Grimsby, ON. is proof of his premier development and coaching ability. Many of his athletes had the best performances of their softball careers, going a perfect 8-0 record through the round robin, followed by an 8-1 win over Team Ontario in the 1 vs 2 playoff game. Although the gold medal game did not go as planned against that same Team Ontario, Team Nova Scotia walked away with a silver medal, the first one for the province at the Games in over 20 years. Fraser guarantees that he gets the best out of his players and has taught them to not only be their best for every game, but also as a person. He is a positive role model for other coaches encouraging them and their players to come watch his training sessions. He has also instilled the need to give back by having Team Nova Scotia join in with younger teams knowing the impact they have on inspiring young players and the future of softball.


2021 - Cory Brooks (Ontario)
2020 - No award (COVID-19 pandemic)
2019 - Ted Birdsall (British Columbia)
2018 - Rod Drouillard (Ontario)
2017 - Chris Hopewell (Nova Scotia)
2016 - Jean-Yves Doucet (Quebec)
2015 - David Muswaggon (Manitoba)
2014 - John Hill (Newfoundland & Labrador)
2013 - Haylee O'Neill (Manitoba)
2012 - Mike Soucy (Alberta)
2011 - Jamie Wentworth (Nova Scotia)
2010 - Earle Woodside (Saskatchewan)
2009 - Claude Vinet (Quebec)
2008 - Dave Bourne (Ontario)
2007 - Tyler Lorenz (British Columbia)
2006 - Jim Dunphy (Newfoundland & Labrador)
2005 - Marie-Claude Lapointe (Quebec)
2004 - Phil Thom (British Columbia)
2003 - Rocky Larson (Alberta)
2002 - Paul Doiron (Nova Scotia)
2001 - Allan Schwarz (Alberta)
2000 - Jerry Dugger (British Columbia)
1999 - Ray Gillis (New Brunswick)
1998 - Bob Turner (Manitoba)
1997 - Roger Ahern (Prince Edward Island)
1996 - Not awarded
1995 - Evelyn and Roy Holenski (Manitoba)
1994 - Louis Henri (New Brunswick)
1993 - David McLean (Saskatchewan)
1992 - Ian Belyea (Alberta)
1991 - Fred Jackson (Newfoundland & Labrador)
1990 - Emile Berube (Alberta)
1989 - Doug Holoien (Saskatchewan)