2020 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 at the AT&T NABC Guardians of the Game Awards Show in Atlanta on April 5, 2020.

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 Sunday, April 5, 2020, at the NABC Guardians of the Game Awards Show in Atlanta during the NABC Convention and 2020 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 As Soon As Possible
but NO LATER THAN November 1, 2019**

Name of Nominee: 

Academic Institution: 



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


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

Nominator Information


Academic Institution: 


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.