Each year the Union Leader honors the previous year's Athlete of the Month Award recipients as well as the coaches, officials and volunteers who make amateur sports in New Hampshire possible!

The New Hampshire Union Leader is currently seeking nominations for the following awards:

Walter Smith Award for Coaches

  • Minimum of 15 years experience

John R. Clark Award for Officials

  • Minimum of 15 years experience

Carl Lundholm Award

  • For volunteer dedication to youth sports.

To nominate your favorite coach or official, click the link below or email their history and experience to events@unionleader.com. Nominations will close on October 1, 2021.


2021 Event Honorees: 

Walter Smith Award for Coaches:

  • Peter Ames
  • Chuck Broomhall
  • Dave Chase
  • Jay Dufour
  • Amy Dutton
  • Steve Holmes

John R. Clark Award for Officials:

  • Jeff Delois
  • Chris Matte
  • Pete McKenney
  • Rick Ross

Carl Lundholm Award for Dedication to Youth Athletics:

  • Paul Karp

James Desmarais Special Recognition

  • Jeff Kaplan
  • Ken McKinnon

Ty Abate Award

  • Will Huang

Athlete of the Month

  • January - Kelly Walsh
  • February - Joe Cleary
  • September - Hunter Long
  • October - Curtis Harris-Lopez
  • November - Riley Lawhorn

William Loeb Scholar Athlete

  • Stephen Norris

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