Immediate Release 12/19/22
Jordan High School (JHS) is thrilled to announce Coach Ben Nylander named a 2023 Regional winner of the Positive Coaching Alliance’s (PCA) Double-Goal Coach® Award presented by TeamSnap.
“It was an honor to nominate Coach Nylander for this award. He has done so much for our Cross Country and Track and Field athletes with his K-12 approach. His positivity made him the perfect choice for the Positive Coaching Alliance's Double-Goal Coach® Award. We are very proud of Coach Nylander,” remarked Joe Perkl, Activities Director for Jordan Public Schools.
“I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Nylander as an Activities Director, parent, and Principal. Mr. Nylander shows great enthusiasm for our students in all facets of their lives. He is very deserving of this honor,“ Jeff Vizenor, Jordan High School Principal, noted with agreement.
“We are so fortunate to have received so many outstanding nominations for coaches who inspire their athletes in and outside of sports. Thank you to each and every coach who is doing their part to ensure a positive youth sports experience for all! And, thank you to the many people who nominated them so that we could highlight their accomplishments,” noted the PCA’s Regional Winners website.
Coach Nylander has been a teacher with Jordan Public Schools since 2007, first at Jordan Middle School, and most recently as a Science Teacher at Jordan High School. Coach Nylander started coaching Boys Track and Field in 2009, Boys Cross Country in 2010, and Girls Track and Field and Girls Cross Country in 2011. He is currently the Coach for Boys and Girls Cross Country and Boys Track and Field.
Regional winners were selected from hundreds of nominated coaches who received over 1,000 letters of reference. The PCA selection committee will identify 25 National Winners who will each receive $500 and recognition on PCA's website, newsletters, and media campaigns.