North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Spirit of Sport Award

The NCHSAA is participating in the “Spirit of Sport Award” program sponsored by the National Federation of State High School Associations. It was established to recognize those individuals who exemplify the ideals of the positive spirit of sport that represents the core mission of education-based athletics. The deadline for the application is February 1st, 2023. 

The award is given in recognition of a specific act or an activity of longer duration. Nominees can be a coach, athletic administrator, trainer, student-athlete or any others associated with the school’s athletic program.

The goal of the NCHSAA is to solicit nominations from the membership and select a state winner. The recipient will be recognized during the award ceremony at the coaching clinic in July, and his or her application will be submitted to the NFHS for the national award. All nominees will receive a certificate of recognition.  Please submit applictions to 

Please click on the link below to download the nomination packet, which includes the following documents:

  1. Explanation of Spirit of Sport Award
  2. Instructions on how to complete and submit nominations
  3. Nomination application