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“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care,” said President Theodore Roosevelt. Did you have a high school Coach this academic year that made a difference in your sports training and will also have a positive impact on the rest of your life? Now you have a chance to thank that person by nominating him or her for Tri-Valley Sports Final Outstanding High School Coach of the Year Award.

This is the fifth year for the Coach of the Year Award. Last year’s winner was varsity boys' water polo coach John Newkirk from Granada High School who was nominated by both students and parents for the work and inspiration he provided. The Coach of the Year was chosen by popular vote.

"This will be the ninth year of our outstanding high school athletic awards for students,” said TV30 Executive Director Melissa Tench-Stevens. “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. We look forward to recognizing this year’s winning coach for his or her dedication with this award.”

It’s easy to nominate your favorite coach. Just go to tv30.org and click on the "Nominate Your Coach" button on the website. Fill out the short form to nominate your favorite coach. The winner will be announced at this year’s Tri-Valley Sports Final Outstanding Athletic Awards event taking place later this spring. The deadline to submit the nomination is at midnight on April 7, 2019.