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 (Season 1 or Season 2) at the championship event of that sport.   

Schedule & Deadlines

Season 1

  • Competitve Cheer
  • Boys Cross Country
  • Girls Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Boys Water Polo
  • Girls Water Polo

March 5, 2021 - Nominations are due to the CCS Office for Season 1 Honor Coaches 

- Awards are presented at CCS Season 1 Championship Events 

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


Season 2

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Competitive Sports Cheer
  • Boys Golf
  • Girls Golf
  • Boys Lacrosse
  • Girls Lacrosse
  • Boys Soccer
  • Girls Soccer
  • Softball
  • Boys Swimming & Diving 
  • Girls Swimming & Diving
  • Boys Tennis
  • Girls Tennis
  • Boys Track & Field
  • Girls Track & Field
  • Boys Volleyball
  • Boys Wrestling
  • Girls Wrestling

May 10, 2021 - Nominations are due to the CCS Office for Season 2 Honor Coaches

 - Awards are presented at CCS Season 2 Championship Events


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


Latest Press Releases: Season 1 2020-21

Past Honor Coaches: By Year or By Sport