Staff Writer – ELSM
Chapel Hill, NC – Elite Level Sport Marketing (ELSM) and the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) have announced an initial list of nominees for their “Social Media of the Year” award in the Head Coach Category.
Following the nomination period, there are nine head coaches that will be included on the ballot for the award. Each of these are individuals who have utilized social media effectively to market their programs while building their personal brand.
- Matt Azevedo (@MattAzevedo) – Drexel
- Chris Bono (@ChrisBono) – South Dakota State
- Scott Goodale (@CoachGoodale) – Rutgers
- Scott Hinkel (@CoachHinkel) – Purdue
- Nick Mitchell (@NickMitchell_GV) – Grand View
- Kerry McCoy (@kmac120) – Maryland
- Kevin Jackson (@CoachKJ_ISU) – Iowa State
- Cael Sanderson (@caelsanderson) – Penn State
- Kevin Ward (@CoachKWard) – Ouachita Baptist
“The nominated head coaches have truly been trendsetters in social media marketing for the sport,” said ELSM CEO Coyte Cooper. “They have done a great job building their brand creatively and they certainly deserve to be a part of the competition.”
The criteria for determining the award winners will feature two key elements: a panel of judges assessing annual performance (60%) and an online voting competition (40%).
The voting for the Head Coach category will take place from June 10th-14th on the ELSM website (www.elitelevelsportmarketing.com). Voting will start at 8:00am on Monday and will conclude at 11:59pm on Friday. Fans will be allowed to vote each day.
The winner of the award will be announced Wednesday, June 19th at 8:00pm EST on the @ELSMarketing Twitter account.
Each winner will receive a custom framed awards poster and will be honored in a feature story that will be housed on the ELSM and NWCA sites. These individuals will also be recognized at the NWCA Convention in August.
For more information on the “Social Media of the Year” awards, visit the ELSM site.
About Elite Level Sports Marketing (ELSM) Elite Level Sports Marketing is a firm which specializes in the development and implementation of innovative marketing plans for sport organizations, businesses, and programs. Functioning around five core values: innovation, integrity, connection, adding value, and making a difference, ELSM provides coaches and fans with marketing resources to help grow sport organizations.
About National Wrestling Coaches Association (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 membership embraces all people interested in amateur wrestling. The three core competencies of the NWCA are: coaching development, student-athlete welfare, and promotion of wrestling.