HOME RUN SPORTS
COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD

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

NOMINATION CRITERIA

  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
  • Letter of support from respective Provincial/Territorial Softball Association
  • 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


2021 HOME RUN SPORTS COACH OF THE YEAR

Cory Brooks (Napanee, Ont.) has been coaching softball for 18 years, ranging from U8 all the way up to U23, with great success in the Napanee Express Men’s Program. A Competition-Introduction Certified Coach, and part of the OASA’s High Performance Coach Development Program, Brooks is known for his ability to create culture with players, while encouraging a fun, yet competitive environment. He attributes much of his success as a coach to his athletes and the support of their parents. In 2018, his U16 Boy’s team finished with a bronze medal at Canadian Championships, before sweeping 2019 with gold at Provincials, Eliminations, and the U16 Canadian Championship. While no competitions were held in 2020 due to the pandemic, Brooks and the Napanee Express U19 Team came out strong once again in 2021, taking gold at Provincials, Eliminations, and the U19 Eastern Canadian Championship, going 7-1 in Fredericton, NB.

PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS

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)