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The 2019 winner, Tim Severa, smiling at the camera in front of a track; the sun is out and his shirt reads Borah Track.

Brooks Inspiring Coaches Program

Coaches do more than shape our runs — they shape our lives. The Brooks Inspiring Coaches Program is all about recognizing the coaches who help young athletes through their journeys.

Nevill Anderson coaching his athletes as they run by during an event; the sun is out and there are tents and athletes in the background
Denise Benson running down a line of athletes in the gym and giving out high fives
Nicole Vetter coaching athletes while they warm up; they are in a green field and the sun is out.
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See our 2019 winner in action Learn more about Coach Tim Severa

"Tim is a father figure to many of the refugee kids. Sometimes they come here with nothing. And it doesn’t matter their ability—he puts the same effort into every kid."

Tim Severa talking to a student athlete; they are standing together on a track and the student's uniform reads 'Borah'.
Tim Severa in a gym, celebrating as he crosses a finish line that reads 'Brooks'; there are students around him cheering

Previous winners


See the fine print and tell us about a coach you know.


group of High School runners on a track
  • Nominations are rolling year to year, so nominate away!

  • No way! We love to hear from parents, other coaches, former athletes, administrators, shop owners, observant passersby—in short, anyone who has been inspired.

  • Yes.

Coach Mark Anderson speaking to a group of young runners
  • We will announce this year’s winner in Fall 2019.

  • Each winner will receive: - $10,000 in Brooks performance running footwear, apparel and accessories for their team(s) - $2,000 cash for team expenses (paid to athletic departments, booster clubs or LLCs) - Membership to the Brooks Inspire Daily (ID) program for the following year

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