The USSA Coach of the Year Award recognizes outstanding contribution to development and international programs by a coach resulting in high-level performance by his or her athletes in competition during the past season. Coaches of the year are recognized for their leadership, commitment, sport knowledge and passion, including proven ability to foster athletic excellence amongst their consituents or teams.
Nominations can be made during the year and are generally due mid-March. The awards are presented at championship events in the spring or at the USSA Chairman's Dinner in May during USSA Congress. Nominations can be sent to USSA Sport Education.
USSA Domestic Coach of the Year
*Also recognized as USSA Development Coach of the Year by the U.S. Olympic Committee
2015 recipient - Ross Powers, Stratton Mountain School - Stratton Mountain, VT 2014 - Elijah Teter 2013 - Nathan Park 2012 - Ashley Berger 2011 - Jim Smith 2010 - Dylan Omlin 2009 - Ross Hindman 2008 - Ben Boyd 2007 - Spencer Tamblyn 2006 - Phil Fell 2005 - Rick Shimpeno 2004 - Thedo Remmelink 2003 - Mark Harris 2002 - Scott Palmer 2001 - Michael Mallon 2000 - Phoebe Mills 1999 - Peter del Guidice
USSA National Coach of the Year
2015 recipient - Rick Bower, U.S. Snowboarding - Park City, UT 2014 - Spencer Tablyn 2013 - Rick Bower 2012 - Tommy Czeschin 2011 - Rick Bower 2010 - Mike Jankowski 2009 - Jeff Archiband 2008 - Rick Bower 2007 - Jeff Archibald 2006 - Bud Keene 2005 - Peter Foley 2004 - No Nomination 2003 - Bud Keene 2002 - Pete Del'Guidice 2001 - Peter Foley 2000 - Jan Wengelin 1999 - Peter Foley
Rick Bower being awarded the U.S. Snowboarding International Coach of the Year by USSA Chairman Dexter Paine
Center of Excellence
The Center of Excellence in Park City, UT, is a national training and education center providing world-class facilities and educational resources for the USSA's athletes, coaches, clubs and others.