Coaching Excellence Award
The CAO Coaching Excellence Awards recognize outstanding coaches and their contributions to both their sport and athletes in Ontario. The selection of recipients will be based on their unique contribution to sport through coaching.
These awards do not reflect the accomplishments of a coach in any one year; rather the awards are designed to recognize the contributions a coach has made over a period of years.
Many thanks to the Coaches Association of Ontario for their support of school coaches within our province.
Application Deadline is Wednesday May 24, 2023.
Colin Hood Award
The Colin Hood OFSAA School Sport Award is named after retired OFSAA Executive Director Colin Hood. During his time at OFSAA (1992-2004), Colin set national precedents through his relentless dedication to school sport, developing all-inclusive OFSAA programs, as well as promoting and developing the high school athlete in this province. He is considered a true leader and role model in both the educational and sport sectors.
The Colin Hood Award is given out annually to one graduating male, one graduating female, and one coach in every school in the province who, throughout their high school career, have been committed to the success of school sport at their school and within their Association. Schools have the opportunity to only select from one or two of the categories (female, male, coach) if they so choose.
OFSAA is pleased to make available the Colin Hood/OFSAA School Sport Award. Please take the time to recognize the important student-athletes and coaches that make school sport memorable.
Application deadline is June 2, 2023.
OFSAA Leadership in School Sport Award
The OFSAA Leadership in School Sport Award is presented annually at each OFSAA Championship to a teacher-coach who has made a significant contribution to the educational athletic program. The recipient of this award exemplifies the values of fair play and good sportsmanship, while promoting enjoyment, personal growth and educational achievement through school sport.
Ministry Service Award
OFSAA began nominating individuals for the Ministry Service Awards in 2000, recognizing those people who have been Association Representatives, members of the Board of Directors, Principals’ Representatives, committee members, and convenors, in addition to involvement in their schools and local associations.
Nominees may be active or retired teacher-coaches, and three men and three women are nominated annually. Recipients are selected by the Executive Council from a list of names put forward by members and staff. The individuals are honored in their local area at a special reception recognizing the contributions of volunteers from many organizations.
Pete Beach Award
Pete Beach was a former Executive Director of OFSAA whose life was dedicated to sport and helping others, especially young people, achieve their full potential. Under his leadership, OFSAA expanded from 7 Associations to 15 and 300 schools to 580.
These winners exemplify the same dedication, spirit and love of sport that made Pete Beach such a success in both his professional and private life.