Landrum cross country, track coach Darby named finalist in national Brooks Inspiring Coaches ProgramPublished 3:07pm Thursday, August 2, 2012
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Landrum High School cross country and track coach Jeremy Darby has been chosen as one of the top 25 finalists in the Brooks Inspiring Coaches Program. Darby was selected from more than 1,300 nominees from across the country.
“I was shocked when I learned that I had been nominated to the Brooks Inspirational Program, let alone finding out that I was a finalist,” said Darby. “It is truly humbling to know that spending my days doing one of the things that I love most, coaching young people, would put me on a list of most inspiring coaches. It is always my goal to encourage and motivate my students and student athletes to be the best that they can be on and off the track. Being active and involved in their school and community helps young people reach their goals and dreams.”
As a finalist, Darby will receive:
• $5,000 in Brooks running shoes, apparel and accessories for the 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 2012
In February 2012, the Brooks Inspiring Coaches Program began accepting applications for the second year from athletes, parents, fellow coaches and anyone in the community who knew a great coach. Those making nominations were encouraged to share their stories of how their coaches inspire them.