High School Coach of the Year Nomination Form 2021 The National Speech & Debate Association’s James M. Copeland Coach of the Year award annually honors high school coaches who exhibit outstanding leadership and commitment to speech and debate activities. Click here for additional selection criteria. Each district sets its own deadlines for the district-level award process. Please connect with your district's chair to confirm your district's deadline. District chairs must report their district's winner on or before April 16. Nominee InformationPlease use the nominee's preferred name as it would appear on the custom award. (Middle names are not used, unless the nominee generally uses both names.)Coach Name (Nominee)* Mr.Mrs.MissMs.Dr. Prefix First Last Suffix School*City*State*(select one)AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingEmail* Day Phone*District InformationUpon completion, your nomination form will be emailed to your district chair for consideration.NSDA District*(select one)Deep South (AL)Arkansas (AR)Arizona (AZ)Big Valley (CA)Calif. Coast (CA)Capitol Valley (CA)East Los Angeles (CA)San Fran Bay (CA)Sierra (CA)Southern California (CA)West Los Angeles (CA)Colorado (CO)Colorado Grande (CO)Rocky Mountain - North (CO)Rocky Mountain - South (CO)Western Slope (CO)Florida Manatee (FL)Florida Oceanfront (FL)Florida Panther (FL)Florida Sunshine (FL)South Florida (FL)Georgia Northern Mountain (GA)Georgia Southern Peach (GA)Hawaii (HI)East Iowa (IA)West Iowa (IA)Idaho Gem of the Mountain (ID)Idaho Mountain River (ID)Inland Empire (ID)Greater Illinois (IL)Illini (IL)Northern Illinois (IL)Hoosier Crossroads (IN)Hoosier Heartland (IN)Northeast Indiana (IN)Northwest Indiana (IN)East Kansas (KS)Kansas Flint-Hills (KS)South Kansas (KS)Sunflower (KS)Three Trails (KS)West Kansas (KS)Kentucky (KY)Louisiana (LA)New England (MA)Chesapeake (MD)Maine (ME)Michigan (MI)Central Minnesota (MN)Northern Lights (MN)Southern Minnesota (MN)Carver-Truman (MO)Eastern Missouri (MO)Heart of America (MO)Ozark (MO)Show Me (MO)Magnolia (MS)Montana East (MT)Montant West (MT)Carolina West (NC)Tarheel East (NC)North Dakota Roughrider (ND)Nebraska (NE)Nebraska South (NE)New Jersey (NJ)New Mexico (NM)Golden Desert (NV)Sagebrush (NV)Hudson Valley (NY)New York City (NY)Eastern Ohio (OH)North Coast (OH)Northern Ohio (OH)Western Ohio (OH)East Oklahoma (OK)West Oklahoma (OK)North Oregon (OR)South Oregon (OR)Iroquois (PA)Pennsylvania (PA)Pittsburgh (PA)Valley Forge (PA)South Carolina (SC)Northern South Dakota (SD)Rushmore (SD)Tennessee (TN)Pacific Islands (TW)Central Texas (TX)East Texas (TX)Gulf Coast (TX)Heart of Texas (TX)LBJ (TX)Lone Star (TX)North Texas Longhorns (TX)South Texas (TX)Space City (TX)Tall Cotton (TX)UIL (TX)West Texas (TX)Yellow Rose (TX)Great Salt Lake (UT)Sundance (UT)Utah - Wasatch (UT)Virginia (VA)Puget Sound (WA)Western Washington (WA)Northern Wisconsin (WI)Southern Wisconsin (WI)West Virginia (WV)Hole in the Wall (WY)Wind River (WY)District Chair Name*Click here to view our District Leadership Directory. First Last District Chair Email*Click here to view our District Leadership Directory. Nominator InformationOne individual must be the official nominator. A group may provide a letter in support of the nominee. Coaches may not nominate themselves.Your Name (Nominator)* First Last Your Role*Teacher/CoachAdministratorStudentAlumTeam ParentCommunity MemberYour State*(select one)AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingYour Email* Your Day Phone*Letter of RecommendationPlease upload one letter (1,500 words or less) in support of your nominee. PDFs are preferred, but Word documents (.doc or .docx) are also accepted.Upload Letter*(1,500 words or less)Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.