The criteria for nominated coaches are based on the WIAA model of the activity being an extension of the classroom. We should consider the influences and model the coach portrays and how this reflects on his staff, the players, the students, the parents and how he works with our members. Consider the coach’s sportsmanship, competitive spirit, how the coach and the team deals with adversity, how the coach and the team deals with success, how they deal with conflict resolution, honoring the game, honoring their opponents, supporting teammates and remaining focused regardless of the circumstances. We should be considering all of the life lessons that these coaches are providing the community which cannot be taught in the classroom.