Over 1,000 coaches were nominated and one of our very own New Jersey coaches was selected for the 25 finalists, Stan Fryczynski of Secaucus.
The voting ends July 31st and users are allowed to vote once per day.
"With his beard, sky blue hat and distinct laugh, Coach Stan Fryczynski has become an iconic figure in New Jersey running. Coach Fryczynski has continually gone above and beyond his coaching responsibilities to help athletes in life crises including hurricane relief, flooded homes and other times of tribulation. “It is impossible to not smile, laugh, or be upset around him” expressed one former athlete. In fact, most of his athletes view him as more than a coach, and instead as family. “It was hard for me to fathom that Stan Fryczynski would no longer be my coach. He was not only my cross country coach, he became a second father to me,” wrote another nominator. In 41 years of coaching, including NJ Hall of Fame inductions, athlete and team accomplishments, and other accolades, Coach Fryczynski’s legacy is made of the lasting relationships he’s built and maintained with thousands of athletes."