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FINAL REMINDER: 2017 HomeRun Sports Coach of the Year Nominations are being accpeted!

September 10, 2018

Toronto, ON - - FINAL REMINDER:  2017 HomeRun Sports Coach of the Year Nominations are being accpeted!

Nominate your Softball Coach for the KAHUNAVERSE SPORTS COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD!
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Do you know a coach who:
  • Respects everyone who is involved with the game and demonstrates good sportsmanship?
  • Is concerned with the complete development of all their players?
  • Is a positive coaching role model?
  • Tries to become a better coach through education and training?
  • Is able to improve the performance of the players and team they coach?
  • Shares their expertise with the softball community?
If you answered YES to these questions, then this person is a candidate for the Kahunaverse Sports Coach of the Year!
  1. The coach shall be a Canadian citizen/landed immigrant.
  2. The coach shall be fully certified (at any softball NCCP level) to qualify.
  3. The coach shall be nominated by a player, softball club or league executive, district softball organization, community service group, municipal council or local school board. (No personal nominations will be accepted.)
Nominations must include:
  • Coach's name, address, and phone number(s)
  • Name, address, and phone number(s) of nominating individual or group
  • Record of nominee's coaching experience
  • Coach's record of softball NCCP activity
  • Record of coaching achievements/player progress
  • Coach's role in developing and improving sport, coaching and athletes in their community
  • Personal highlights
  • Letter of support from respective Provincial/Territorial Softball Association
  • It is strongly recommended to include letters of support from athletes that have been coached by the nominee or letters from other sources to give the selection committee a good understanding of the nominee’s coaching ability
  • Picture of nominee. Can be a head and shoulders shot or a photo of nominee actively coaching
If you would like a copy of the nomination form for the Kahunaverse Sports Coach of the Year Award click here or contact Kristin Noonan by email at
Deadline for submission of a COY nomination is October 1st, 2018.  (Please note starting in 2019 the deadline will be moving to September 15th annually) 
Please send nominations (email submissions preferred) to:
Attn: Kristin Noonan
Suite 212 - 223 Colonnade Road, Ottawa, ON, K2E 7K3
(P) 613-523-3386, x3104 (F) 613-523-5761
Here is a listing of past Award Recipients:

2017- Chris Hopewell (Lantz, Nova Scotia)
2016- Jean-Yves Doucet (St-Leonard-d’Aston, QC)
2015- David Muswaggon (Manitoba)
2014 - John Hill (Newfoundland & Labrador)
2013 - Haylee O'Neill (Manitoba)
2012 - Mike Soucy (Alberta)
2011 - Jamie Wentworth (Nova Scotia)
2010 - Earle Woodside (Saskatchewan)
2009 - Claude Vinet (Quebec)
2008 - Dave Bourne (Ontario)
2007 - Tyler Lorenz (British Columbia)
2006 - Jim Dunphy (Newfoundland & Labrador)
2005 - Marie-Claude Lapointe (Quebec)
2004 - Phil Thom (British Columbia)
2003 - Rocky Larson (Alberta)
2002 - Paul Doiron (Nova Scotia)
2001 - Allan Schwarz (Alberta)
2000 - Jerry Dugger (British Columbia)
1999 - Ray Gillis (New Brunswick)
1998 - Bob Turner (Manitoba)
1997 - Roger Ahern (Prince Edward Island)
1996 - Not awarded
1995 - Evelyn and Roy Holenski (Manitoba)
1994 - Louis Henri (New Brunswick)
1993 - David McLean (Saskatchewan)
1992 - Ian Belyea (Alberta)
1991 - Fred Jackson (Newfoundland & Labrador)
1990 - Emile Berube (Alberta)
1989 - Doug Holoien (Saskatchewan)
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