TV30 accepting nominations for Coach of the Year Award

Winner to be honored alongside Tri-Valley's top student-athletes

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 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.

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2 people like this
Posted by Jim
a resident of Amador Estates
on Feb 12, 2019 at 12:27 pm

Early vote for Coach Doug Beck, who has guided a once-dying pole vault program at both Amador Valley and Foothill high school programs safely back to and beyond legitimacy. In the past several seasons half of the 15 year-old records were coached by Beck athletes. In just the last year alone the all-time girls record was broken and the all time boys vault record holder moved to #2 and counting, and both are prepared for NCS MOC and CIF State, with over 15 young vaulters waiting to see “who’s next” to break in to pole vaulting or even break another record. These student athletes are now college bound vaulters! Season starts now.

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