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

These are 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.


Konica Minolta 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


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


Calm Air Peter Dick Award - School Systems

These are individuals who coach in the school system as an extra-curricular activity. This award is open to coaches of all grade levels from elementary through high school.


Active for Life Award

These are coaches who are responsible for athletes focusing on achieving health and fitness for life.





Thank you to Club Regent Casino & Event Centre for their continued support of Sport Manitoba's Night of Champions.



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.  The coach must have coached an International Event, in Canada or overseas.


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