The Marines Named Presenting Sponsor of USTFCCCA’s High School Coach of the Year Award Program

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) is pleased to announce The United States Marine Corps as the presenting sponsor of the USTFCCCA’s High School Coach of the Year Program.

“We are thrilled to have the Marine Corps join us in honoring the best high school coaches in the country,” said Sam Seemes, CEO of the USTFCCCA. “The values of honor, courage, and commitment that are the foundation of the Marine Corps aligns to the strengths and characteristics of those who excel at coaching the sports of track & field and cross country. It makes perfect sense that we come together to celebrate the nation’s best in high school coaching.”

“The Marine Corps is proud to partner with the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association,” National Director of Marketing & Communications, Marines Corps Recruiting Command LtCol Christian Devine said. “We look forward to recognizing the National Coaches of the Year in track & field and cross country as well as sharing our values and exchanging leadership experiences with USTFCCCA member coaches and officials at the annual convention.”

Started in 2014, the USTFCCCA High School Coach of the Year Program recognizes the best high school boys and girls coaches our sports offer, both at the state and national level. A boys and girls coach from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia are chosen at the end of each respective season as state-by-state winners — and from there, those 102 honorees are vetted and two national award winners are selected.

Eleven different coaches from nine different states have been named National High School Cross Country Coaches of the Year, while 12 different coaches from nine different states have been named National High School Track & Field Coaches of the Year.

National Coaches of the Year are honored each year at the annual USTFCCCA Convention.

Recipients of the 2020 National High School Track & Field Coach of the Year award will be announced next Tuesday, July 28, at 11 am CT.

ABOUT THE USTFCCCA

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) is a non-profit professional organization representing cross country and track & field coaches of all levels. The organization represents over 11,000 coaching members encompassing 98-percent of all NCAA track & field programs (DI, DII, and DIII) and includes members representing the NAIA and NJCAA, as well as a number of state high school coaches associations. The USTFCCCA serves as an advocate for cross country and track & field coaches, providing a leadership structure to assist the needs of a diverse membership, serving as a lobbyist for coaches’ interests, and working as a liaison between the various stakeholders in the sports of cross country and track & field.

ABOUT THE MARINES

You don’t join the Marines. You become one. Ours is a noble path and demanding journey reserved for those with the willingness to engage and determination to defeat all mental, moral, and physical requirements to become Marines. In or out of uniform, it’s the fighting spirit found inside every Marine that drives them to victory.

The United States Marine Corps recognizes the role of coaches, educators, mentors and parents who inspire that fighting spirit.  The Marines are excited to help USTFCCCA motivate high achieving student-athletes and to assist with keeping them on the path of success.

To learn more about partnering with the Marines in your local community, please visit connect.marines.com.