High School Coach of the Year Nomination Form – 2016-2017

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. Nominations must be received by April 1.
  • Nominee Information

    Please 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.)
  • Nominee's Principal/Administrator

    If your nominee is selected, we will contact their administrator to share the good news!
  • Nominator Information

    One individual must be the official nominator. A group may provide a letter in support of the nomination. Coaches may not nominate themselves.
  • Letters of Recommendation

    Please upload the following materials as part of your nomination packet. PDFs are preferred, but Word documents (.doc or .docx) are also accepted.

    Two separate letters are required: one from you as the official nominator plus an additional letter from a member student in the program. If a student nominated, another student or a teacher/coach may be substituted.

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