The OUS Coach of the Year is annual award that is captures a Coach who exhibits the following:
- Respects everyone who is involved with the game of softball and demonstrates good sportsmanship
- Provides complete development for their student-athletes
- Positive Coaching Role Model on and off the field
- Continues to learn through Coach Education opportunities
- Demonstrates improvement in their student-athletes performance over the course of a season
- Shares their expertise with the Softball community
To be eligible for the OUS Coach of the Year Award the nominee must:
- Be actively coaching a team (head or assistant role) who is participating the current season of the OUS
- Head coaches of all twelve teams will automatically be considered for the award. Assistant coaches will be considered if they are nominated by a student-athlete. The nominated coaches and twelve head coaches will receive votes from a representative (coach, assistant coach or student coach) of each of the 12 teams in the OUS
- Student-athletes are encouraged to send nomination letters for head coaches as the executive will consider coach votes as well as nomination letters when selecting a recipient
Submission Information and Deadline
- Nominations will only be accepted on the OUS Coach of the Year Nomination Form
- Nominations will be received by the OUS President during weeks 4 and 5 of the season (information regarding this will be published on OUS website and social media sites)
- Team votes will be submitted to the Vice-President
- Nominations must include the following:
- Coach’s Name
- Name and contact information of the nominating individual/group
- Record of nominee’s coaching experience
- Record of Coaching achievements/ student-athlete progress within the OUS
- Coach’s role in developing and improving sport, coaching athletes within their school/OUS league
- Personal Highlights
Deadlines for the OUS Coach of the Year will change yearly based the league’s schedule.
The winner will be announced at the OUS Provincial Championship Banquet.
A listing of the OUS Coach of the Year will be posted on www.ontariouniversitysoftball.ca and will display previous winners.
The recipient of the OUS Coach of the Year will receive a take-away plaque/framed certificate.