The Wismer Award for High School Coaching Excellence was established in co-operation with the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board and the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board. This Award recognizes coaches who make significant contributions to the growth and continuing development of students and athletes. Two recipients will be chosen, one coach from the HWCDSB and one coach from the HWDSB. The winners will be high school coaches in the City of Hamilton who best personifies the attributes of Coach Wismer. The winning coach and his/her school will receive a monetary award to be used towards the purchase of athletic equipment. The presentation will be made at the Annual golf tournament dinner.
The Wismer Award for High School Coaching Excellence was established in 2004 and is presented annually to the high school coach in the City of Hamilton, Ontario who best exemplifies the attributes of teacher, coach, and friend personified by John Wismer. This Award gives the Hamilton community an opportunity to honor talented, inspiring, and dedicated coaches whose efforts sometimes go unnoticed.
The Award recognizes coaches who make a significant contribution to student athletes, and as a result, enhance the status of high school coaching in Hamilton. John Wismer was a talented, innovative and spirited teacher and coach, who for more than thirty-three years inspired student athletes to do their very best at all times in all facets of life. Those he taught, and coached mattered greatly to him, and he cared deeply about their aspirations and well-being. Long after their high school days, he followed their progress and encouraged them to pursue their dreams. John believed in teamwork, and community. Above all, he believed winning in both life and sports was special, and that you got there with focus, determination, and commitment.
The Wismer Award for High School Coaching Excellence is presented to the high school coach who embodies these characteristics.
The Wismer Foundation Golf Tournament and Coaching Award Presentation Dinner is the primary FUNDRAISER to support the foundation. This event hosts the presentation of the Wismer Award for High School Coaching Excellence. The tournament is being held on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Carlisle Golf and Country Club located at 523 Carlisle Road, Carlisle, Ontario.
Nomination deadline for the 15th Annual Wismer Award for High School Coaching Excellence is April 24, 2018. Nominations received after April 24th will be considered for the 2018/19 Award on May 28, 2019.