The nomination period has begun for student-athletes and families in Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore to recommend their favorite high school coach for TV30's annual Tri-Valley Sports Final Outstanding High School Coach of the Year Award.
The award is designed to honor a local coach who positively impacts high-schoolers in their sports training as well as in their growth in everyday life and for the future, according to Melissa Tench-Stevens, executive director of TV30.
"The coach motivates and provides guidance to the students and many times their support is so powerful it influences the students for the rest of their lives," Tench-Stevens said in a statement. "We look forward to recognizing this year's winning coach for his or her dedication with this award."
Coach of the Year nominations are due by April 7. The award will be handed out later in the spring as part of TV30's Outstanding Athletic Awards ceremony, which will also recognize top-performing student-athletes from across the region.
Last year's Coach of the Year was John Newkirk, who leads the varsity boys water polo team at Granada High School in Livermore. He was nominated by students and parents for the work and inspiration he provided, Tench-Stevens noted. The award was picked by popular vote throughout the Tri-Valley.
To nominate a coach for this year's award, visit tv30.org and click on the "Nominate Your Coach" button on the website. Fill out the short form to submit the nomination.
This year will mark the ninth year that the Tri-Valley's community access television network has handed out its Outstanding Athletic Awards to star high school athletes, and this will be the fifth year of the Coach of the Year Award.