Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards

The Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards are awarded annually to 10 exemplary coaches across Ontario to celebrate and recognize coaches for the integral role they play with their team(s), sport and community.

Nominations for the 2021 awards open May 2021!

2021 selected coaches will be recognized during National Coaches Week coming up September 2021!

Missed the 2020 live premiere event? Watch the recap of the 2020 Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards, hosted by 2x World Champion, Olympian, TV Host and Broadcaster Perdita Felicien below!

Congratulations to the 2020 Winners

Grassroots Coach Award – Female

  • Alyssa Smith – York Artistic Swimming

OFSAA School Sport Coach Award – Female

  • Martha Ashfield – AY Jackson SS

Good-to-Great Coach Award – Female

  • Teresa Mikola – Burlington Trampoline & Tumbling

Susan Kitchen Trailblazer Coach Award

  • Hani Kanama – Kanama High Performance Weightlifting

Andy Higgin Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Jos Nederveen – Mountain Volleyball Club

Grassroots Coach Award – Male

  • Craig Campbell – Waterloo Wolves Hockey

OFSAA School Sport Coach Award – Male

  • Mike Stenning – London South Collegiate Institute

Good-to-Great Coach Award – Male

  • Karl Sutton – International Shotokan Karate

Everyone Matters Coach Award

  • Jaison King – North Toronto Basketball

Hydro One Safe Play Award

  • Patricia Howes – Royal Military College

View past winners of the Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards

Celebrating coaches September 19th – 27th

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