It’s time to show your support for your favorite 2014 Brooks Inspiring Coaches finalist.


Check out all the amazing stories and let us know who you think deserves to be our Inspiring Coach of the Year. Read through all the coach profiles by clicking on their picture. To vote, simply click on the vote button; you are allowed one vote per day. Your votes will be one of the factors we use to choose our 2014 Most Inspiring Coach. The winner will be announced later this summer, so stay tuned. 

  • Stan Fryczynski

    With his beard, sky blue hat and distinct laugh, Coach Stan Fryczynski has become an iconic figure in New Jersey running. Coach Fryczynski has continually gone above and beyond his coaching responsibilities to help athletes in life crises including hurricane relief, flooded homes and other times of tribulation. “It is impossible to not smile, laugh, or be upset around him” expressed one former athlete. In fact, most of his athletes view him as more than a coach, and instead as family. “It was hard for me to fathom that Stan Fryczynski would no longer be my coach. He was not only my cross country coach, he became a second father to me,” wrote another nominator. In 41 years of coaching, including NJ Hall of Fame inductions, athlete and team accomplishments, and other accolades, Coach Fryczynski’s legacy is made of the lasting relationships he’s built and maintained with thousands of athletes.