NWCA ANNOUNCES 2020 BOB BUBB COACHING EXCELLENCE WINNER
Manheim, PA – On Tuesday, the National Wrestling Coaches Association announced the Bob Bubb Coaching Excellence Award winner. This award was scheduled to be presented at the NWCA 2020 Jim Koch Division II Hall of Fame Banquet on the eve of the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. However, the event was canceled along with the Division II Championships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Bob Bubb Coaching Excellence award is presented annually to an outstanding coach who epitomizes the qualities and characteristics of a role model and mentor for developing young student-athletes.
The recipient of this year’s NWCA Bob Bubb Coaching Excellence Award is Shawn Nelson of the University of Findlay. Coach Nelson is in his 23rd year as head coach was inducted into the NCAA Division II Jim Koch Hall of Fame in 2019. He has coached 11 national champions during his tenure and has won multiple coach of the year awards at the conference, region, and national levels.
“It’s an honor to announce Coach Shawn Nelson as the 2020 recipient of the Bob Bubb Coaching Excellence Award. Shawn has built a model program at the University of Findlay and his dedication to the sport and his student-athletes is evident.”Mike Moyer, NWCA Executive Director
BOB BUBB COACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD FINALISTS
- SUPER REGION 1 Don Henry (Gannon University) – Bio
- SUPER REGION 2 Othello Johnson (University of North Carolina – Pembroke) – Bio
- SUPER REGION 3 Shawn Nelson (University of Findlay) – Bio
- SUPER REGION 4 Todd Steidley (University of Central Oklahoma) – Bio
- SUPER REGION 5 Jesse Nelson (Southwest Minnesota State University) – Bio
- SUPER REGION 6 Chuck Pipher (Colorado Mesa University) – Bio
The NWCA will recognize Coach Nelson during the NWCA National Convention awards luncheon. This year’s convention, presented by Cliff Keen, Defense Soap, and Resilite will be hosted on July 31 – August 2 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino located in Hollywood, FL.
ABOUT THE NWCA
The National Wrestling Coaches Association, established in 1928, is a non-profit organization for the advancement of all levels of the sport of wrestling with primary emphasis on developing coaches who work in academic environments. The three core competencies of the NWCA are: Coaching Development, Student-Athlete Welfare, and the Promotion of Wrestling.