2018 NABC Guardians of the Game Awards Nomination Form


As coaches, we are "Guardians of the Game." We have a responsibility to protect the integrity of student-athletes, coaches and the game of basketball.  A top priority of the NABC is to educate the public on the role coaches play in the lives of student-athletes both on and off the court.  In addition, coaches make an invaluable contribution through their community involvement.

The Guardian Awards recognize NABC coaches who exemplify one of the four Guardians of the Game core values: Advocacy, Leadership, Service and Education.

Each year outstanding NABC coaches from all levels will be nominated by their peers for outstanding achievements and contributions to the game, student-athletes and society.  The Guardians of the Game Awards will be presented in San Antonio on April 1, 2018.


Nomination Process

Nominations will be reviewed and judged on the basis of each candidate's overall qualifications.  Active NABC members at every level are eligible recipients.

To nominate a coach, simply fill out and submit the information below.

The selection committee will review each nominee based on professionalism, leadership, initiative, achievements, community involvement, and dedication to the game of basketball and the coaching profession.

Recipients may be selected from high school, junior college, NAIA, NCAA Division I, II, and III programs. One coach will be selected to receive a Guardians of the Game Award in each of the four categories -- Advocacy, Leadership, Service and Education. The awards will be presented on April 1, 2018 at the AT&T NABC Guardians of the Game Awards Show in San Antonio during the NABC Convention and 2018 NCAA Final Four.

Honorees for each award will be notified NO LATER THAN mid-January to ensure their attendance at the NABC Guardians of the Game Awards Show.

**Nominations should be returned to the NABC by September 30, 2017**


Name of Nominee: 

Academic Institution: 

Title: 

Retired:  

Please indicate category of nomination (check ALL that may apply):

Advocacy        
Leadership
Service
Education

Briefly summarize below why you feel this nominee deserves to win a Guardian Award: 




Nominator Information

Name: 

Academic Institution: 

Address: 

City:           State:           Zip Code: 

Phone:           Email: 

If you have any questions regarding the Guardian Awards or this nomination form please contact Rick Leddy, NABC Senior Director of Communications, at Ricknabc@gmail.com or call 203-815-2437.