Brooks Sports, Inc. recently named Taylor High School Cross Country Coach Amy Pitzel as the nation’s most inspiring coach for 2011. Pitzel was chosen from a nationwide pool of entries representing 46 states. As part of winning the award, Pitzel will receive $5,000 in Brooks gear for the Taylor High School program, $500 in cash for team expenses and a trip for two to the Brooks PR Invitational in 2012.
The Brooks Inspiring Coach of the Year Award recognizes 10 finalists and one winning cross country and track and field coach who made a significant, positive impact on the lives of their athletes.
In a video currently posted on the Brooks blog, Pitzel says, “There was a pretty elite group of coaches that were nominated, so I didn’t know what my chances were…I feel like I owe this all to my team because they were the ones that nominated me. They are a very special group of kids and parents.”
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Taylor High School Cross Country Coach Amy Pitzel receives her Inspiring Coaches award from Brooks CEO Jim Weber.