Centennial Head Football Coach Nominated for National ‘LifeChanger of the Year’ Award

Oct 24, 2014

Mark HowardCentennial High School Head Football Coach Mark Howard has been nominated as a 2014-2015 National LifeChanger of the Year.

LifeChanger of the Year is a national program that annually recognizes and rewards K-12 school district educators and employees who are making a significant difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership.

Coach Howard was nominated his colleague, Derrick Jackson.

“Since Coach Howard has been at the school, his teams have consistently won big each year,” says Jackson. “He is a terrific leader and role model for these young men on and off the field, a great man of faith, and a terrific football coach.”

For the past two years, Howard’s team has been district champion and is in contention to win the district title again this year.

Each school year, the LifeChanger of the Year program receives hundreds of nominations. Ten winners are selected by the selection committee to receive cash awards that are split between the individual winner and their school. The national Grand Prize award is $10,000. The top three winners are also honored at a national awards ceremony.

Nominees must be full-time school employees. Award winners are selected based on the following criteria:

  • A proven ability to make a beneficial difference in the lives of students
  • An ability to positively add to the development of the school and/or district’s atmosphere
  • A leader in his or her activities at the school and/or district level
  • A proven record of excellent performance at the professional level
  • A commitment to producing a nurturing atmosphere

Nominations for the program will be accepted through the end of January 2015 with winners to be announced in spring 2015. 

You can help support Coach Howard's nomination by visiting his profile at http://lifechangeroftheyearnominees.com/2014/09/30/mark-howard/
and leaving positive feedback. Comments are taken into consideration by the judges.