Honor Coach Program

The Central Coast Section's Honor Coach Award program honors one coach each year, in each sport, for his/her contribution to that sport at the interscholastic level.  Suggested names for nomination are sought from each Sport Committee at its annual evaluation meeting, and nominations may also be initiated by any Coach, Athletic Director, Administrator, or League Commissioner.  In order to be considered, all applications must be signed by the nominee's Athletic Director, Principal, and League Commissioner.  Listed below are the nomination criteria, as well as deadlines and structure of selection process.

Honor Coach Nomination Form

  • Please duplicate this form for additional nominees.

  • Word and PDF versions available.
  • Who is eligible for nomination?
    • The nominee must be an active coach at the time of nomination.
    • The nominee must have coached the respective sport for a minimum of five (5) years at the varsity interscholastic level.
    • The nominee may be a non-credentialed coach, as long as he/she meets the first two criteria above.
  • What kind of criteria should be considered for nominees?
    • Maintenance of professional standards of conduct.
    • General service to the respective sport.
    • Outstanding coaching accomplishments (not necessarily focused on win/loss record or championship titles).
    • Additional contributions to school and community.
    • Role model and inspiration/motivation to athletes, coaches, fellow teachers, administrators, parents, public.
  • What is the process for nominations/selection?
    • At its respective Evaluation Meeting during the previous school-year, each CCS Sport Committee will be asked to suggest a list of qualified coaches to whom, in turn, the CCS Office will send nomination forms.
    • Any Coach, Athletic Director, Administrator, or League Commissioner may also submit a nomination form.
    • In order to be considered, all nomination forms (those initiated by any Coach, Athletic Director, Administrator, League Commissioner, and Sport Committee) should be completed in full, including all necessary signatures, as indicated above.
    • All completed nomination forms should be sent via email to: msanchez@cifccs.org or mailed to Marco A. Sanchez at the CCS Office, 333 Piercy Rd,  San Jose, CA 95138; 
  • Announcements and Press Releases regarding Honor Coach Award recipients will be sent out by the CCS Office.
  • Honor Coaches will be recognzied during the respective season (Fall, Winter or Spring) at the championship event of that sport.   

Schedule & Deadlines


  • Boys Cross Country
  • Girls Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Girls Golf
  • Girls Tennis
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Boys Water Polo
  • Girls Water Polo

September 15, 2022 - Nominations are due to the CCS Office for Fall Honor Coaches 

- Awards are presented at CCS Fall Championship Events 

Click HERE (PDF version) HERE (Word Version) to nominate someone! 



  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Boys Soccer
  • Girls Soccer
  • Traditional Competitve Cheer
  • Boys Wrestling
  • Girls Wrestling

December 15, 2022 - Nominations are due to the CCS Office for Winter Honor Coaches

 - Awards are presented at CCS Winter Championship Events



  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Boys Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Boys Lacrosse
  • Girls Lacrosse
  • Softball
  • Boys Swimming & Diving 
  • Girls Swimming & Diving
  • Boys Tennis
  • Boys Track & Field
  • Girls Track & Field
  • Boys Volleyball

March 15, 2023 - Nominations are due to the CCS Office for  Spring Honor Coaches

 - Awards are presented at CCS Spring Championship Events


Click HERE (PDF version) HERE (Word Version) to nominate someone! 


Latest Press Releases:

Fall Season 2021

Winter Season 2021-2022

Spring Season 2022- NEW!

Season 2 2021


                                                                                                   2019-20 Fall      2019-2020 Winter    2019-20 Spring

  Past Honor Coaches: By Year or By Sport