Fans are encouraged to vote for the SwimOutlet.com CSCAA Coach-of-the-Month. The monthly awards recognize coaches who have experienced tremendous success over the past month. Fans account for 1/3 of the selection process and can vote via Twitter through Midnight (EST) on Tuesday, November 29th.
This month's nominees are:
Women's Team Nominees
- Ben Hewitt, Nova Southeastern - "After a long season last year and the unknown of not knowing who the new head coach" Coach Hewitt brought the team together within just a matter of weeks. Moreover, since early Fall, Hewitt has also been visiting the hospital daily following the diagnosis of leukemia in a NSU swimmer. Moreover, since early Fall, Hewitt has also been visiting the hospital daily following the diagnosis of leukemia in a NSU swimmer.
- Jon MacColl, University of Sioux Falls - USF's team debuted this Fall and through November they are 5-0 and undefeated in the NSIC.
- Daniel Perdew, UC San Diego - With women's Head Coach Corrie Falcon on maternity leave, Perdew has stepped in as interim head coach and led the Tritons to a #6 ranking in the CSCAA Poll and a #3 position in the CollegeSwimming Rankings
Men's Team Nominees
- Katy Steiner, Widener University - Steiner has helped Widener into a Top 20 Ranking and, with sprinter Ian Gaynor has propelled the Pride into top-three rankings in both the 200 and 400 Freestyle relays.
- Greg Rhodenbaugh, University of Missouri - Rhodenbaugh's Tigers have reached new heights, earning #2 rankings from the CSCAA and USA Swimming Rankings, and #1 ranking from CollegeSwimming. Mizzou breaststrokers occupy the top three spots in the 100 breaskstrokers.
- Scott Elliott, West Chester University - A fixture of WCUPA and Golden Ram swimming, Elliott continues to support former swimmers who have graduated from his club with "words of encouragement before and after races." Elliott will soon begin chemo therapy as he fights a battle against stomach cancer.
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