Coaching Awards

The Coach of the Year award is presented as part of Sport Manitoba's Night of Champions event annually in April, and the category winners are recognized during National Coaches Week in September.



The category refers to the type of athlete the coach is primarily coaching and at which level they have competed.


Vince Leah Memorial Award - Fundamentals

Individuals who coach grassroots athletes of any age.  The coaching environment at this level is primarily non-competitive, with an emphasis on participation and having fun.


Dr. Jack Hunt Award - Learn to Train

Coaches who are responsible for athletes developing competitive skills and preparing for competition (i.e., regional or provincial)


Janet Arnott Memorial Award - Train to Train

Coaches who are responsible for athletes who compete at the Canada Games and National Championships


Peter Williamson Memorial Award - Train to Compete/Train to Win

Coaches who primarily work with high-performance athletes that compete at the national or international level.


Peter Dick Award - School Systems

These coaches are in the school system and coach as an extracurricular activity. This award is open to those individuals who coach at all grade levels from elementary through high school. 


Active for Life Award

Coaches who are responsible for athletes who focus on achieving health and fitness for life.



Please review the nomination package before completing the nomination form.



Notice: All nominations must include a minimum of three high-resolution pictures of the coach submitted via the Google Form. If you are experiencing technical difficulties or want more information, email or call (204) 925-5692.                            



Years of Service Recognition

Coaches who have dedicated a minimum of 25 years to coaching at any level. To be recognized for this award, the coach must be nominated through their Provincial Sport Organization.


International Coach Recognition

Manitoba coaches who have coached at International Events in 2022/23.


2022  Awards Recap

Here are all of the 2022 finalists and winners from our seven coaching categories.

Here are all the nominees for the 2022 Night of champions