Brooks Running selects Gilbert Ruiz as finalist in 2014 Inspiring Coaches contest

Coach Ruiz recently received this wonderful notice in the mail as a result of being nominated by fellow Lytle coach, Hadley Foster.  We are proud of his accomplishments and are glad the nation gets to notice as well!!

Info letter received:
Congratulations! You have been chosen as one of Brooks 2014 Inspiring Coaches finalists. Our goal with the Inspiring Coaches is to honor inspirational track / XC coaches who not only support their teams with time, encouragement, and dedication, but go above and beyond to build and keep their programs strong, make a lasting difference in the lives of their athletes, and inspire not only their own athletes, but others in their communities to run and be active. Want to learn more about the program, you can go to www.brooksrunning.com/inspiringcoaches.
 
In February, we began accepting applications for the fourth year of the Brooks Inspiring Coaches program from athletes, parents, fellow coaches, and anyone in the community who knew a great coach. We encouraged them to share their stories of how their coaches inspire them. And because of the great stories shared about you, you were chosen as one of our top 25 finalists. As a finalist you will receive:
 
·        $5,000 in Brooks running shoes, apparel, and accessories for your team.
·        $500 cash for team expenses (paid to the school athletic department or booster club).
·        Membership in the Brooks Inspire Daily (I.D.) program for 2014 (Additional information on the Brooks ID program will follow in the coming weeks)
 
From our 25 finalists, we will be choosing one to become our 2014 Inspiring Coach of the Year. Our Inspiring Coach of the Year will be chosen after we share all of our top 25 stories with our Facebook fans, Brooks employees and others in the running community. We will announce our most inspiring coach this fall, but this coach will receive an additional:
 
·        $5,000 in Brooks running shoes, apparel, and accessories for your team.
·        $2000 cash for team expenses (paid to the school athletic department or booster club),
·        A trip for two to the 2015 Brooks PR Invitational.
 
Finally, we plan to hold an awards ceremony in Seattle on August 5. We would love for you to join us for this event! Your travel, lodging and food expenses will be paid for by Brooks.

WELL DESERVED COACH RUIZ!!!

Posted on June 19, 2014 and filed under Good News, Athletics.