Riddell High School Coach of the Year Award

In honour of Jeff Hale

presented annually at the wildman awards Dinner

To qualify for consideration, the nominee must be a current High School Football coach in the Province of Ontario. In addition, the nominee should exhibit:

  • Knowledge of the game (rules, systems, coaching philosophy)

  • Ability to teach players how to play football

  • Earned respect from his/her team

  • Ability to build character

  • Team image (team conduct, style of play, performance)

  • Conduct on the field (positive behaviour)

  • A passion for personal professional development (clinics, camps, conventions)

  • Community involvement (leagues, banquets, fundraising)

  • Rapport with other coaches, officials, school administration and media (cooperative, considerate)

  • A successful coaching record


  • Candidates may be re-nominated for up to five consecutive years

  • Past recipients are not eligible

  • A complete nomination package must be received by December 12

  • All nomination packages will be kept confidential

Nomination package MUST include:

  • Completed nomination form

  • Covering letter providing an overall statement of recommendation

  • Additional supporting documentation you deem appropriate

Award Presentation:

  • The recipient will be recognized at the Gryphon Football Wildman Awards Dinner held in January of each year

  • The recipient will be honoured with a plaque, and have his name engraved on the Coach of the Year trophy that is kept at Alumni Stadium

  • The recipient will receive a $2,000 credit to purchase Riddell equipment


Past Recipients

2018 - Greg White, Jacob Hespeler Secondary School

2017 - Claudio Silvestri, St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School

2016 - Mike Stenning, South C.I.

2015 - Neil Majoros and Jon Beresfod, St. Roch Catholic Secondary School