National Coaching Awards
Coaching and coaches form a critical part of the squash landscape in New Zealand. Coaches from across the country at all levels donate their time and knowledge to allow athletes to not only improve their game but to also to enjoy the game to its potential.
Established in 2002, the Squash New Zealand National Coaching Awards recognise the hard work and endeavour that coaches put in on a weekly basis.
There are three award categories which are aligned with the National Coach Development Framework:
- New Coach of the Year: a coach who has been coaching for 2 years or less at any level.
- Club and School Coach of the Year: a coach who is working with junior or senior athletes in a club or school setting (this could include coaching individuals, junior programmes, beginner coaching, schools coaching and graded teams).
- Performance Coach of the Year: a coach who is working with athletes at a District Representative Level or above, and / or working with a District Performance Squad.
When deciding a judging panel considers the following:
- Coach development - number of modules attended and other learning opportunities taken
- Coach activity - number of hours coached and types of programmes / services offered
- Athlete outcomes - evidence of improving players / teams performances to achieve results
- Coach's impact - influence that the coach has had on participation / membership
New Coach of the Year: Chris Brewer - Katikati
Club and School Coach of the Year: Kay Newman - Lugton Park
Performance Coach of the Year: Manu Yam - Belmont Park
|Year||New Coach of the Year||Club and School Coach of the Year||Performance Coach of the Year|
|2017||Luke Jones, Northland||Jarrod van Driel, Auckland||Glen Wilson, Auckland|
|2016||Kylie Lindsay, Bay of Plenty||Adam Odering, Canterbury||Paul Hornsby, Auckland|
|2015||Keri Rhodes, Northland||Manu Yam, Auckland||Mike Allred, Canterbury|
|2014||Sally Stantiall, Central||Graeme Randolph, Bay of Plenty||Kashif Shuja, Central|
|2013||Jarrod van Driel, Brown's Bay||Paul Roughan, Marlborough SRC||Robbie Wyatt, Bay of Plenty|
|2012||Stu Fraser, Eden-Epsom||Murray Sutherland, Hawkes Bay SRC||Carol Owen, Eden-Epsom / Auckland|
|2011||Nirelle McDonald, Northland||Nick Wiffen, Wellington||Mark Waldin, Auckland|
|2010||Jason Wilson, Canterbury||Jared Gravatt, Northland||Joanne Williams, Waikato|
The awards were changed in 2010 to align with the new National Coach Development Framework.
|Year||Coach of the Year||Junior Coach of the Year||Team Coach of the Year|
|2009||Manu Yam, Belmont Park||Paul Cornish, Devonport||Mike Allred, Canterbury|
|2008||Keith Redman, Hawkes Bay||Grant Watts and Karl Fraser, SquashGym Palmerston North||Lyndon Templeton, Katikati|
|2007||Julie Hawkes, Auckland||Matthew Ellis, Waikato|
|2006||Tanya Colyer, Taupo||Bill Berry, Malvern||Graham Brownrigg, Geyser City|
|2005||Danny McQueen, Geyser City||Jenny Bell, Cambridge||Shannon Patangata, Edgecumbe|
|2004||Edmund Bradford, Surf City||Christine Barnett, Mitchell Park||Peter Simpson, Palmerston North|
|2003||Nick Mita, Christchurch||Marilyn Kennedy, Cambridge|
|2002||Mark Gribben, Otago||Brett Watene and Charlie Moeke, Whakatane||Paul Kenny, Wanganui|