Dec 16, 2010
Oklahoma Women’s Coach Coale Nominated For UN Award

University of Oklahoma women’s basketball coach Sherri Coale has been nominated for the inaugural United Nations NGO Positive Peace Awards in the coaching category for taking her team to Haiti to help earthquake victims.

Nominated by Journey Church in Norman, Coale also spearheaded efforts to raise money through banquets, auctions and appearances to build a hospital for victims of the January earthquake.

“Coach Coale cares deeply about her players and shows concern for their development off the basketball court, said Adam Barnett of Journey Church. The Haiti trip is a perfect example of the kind of leadership she provides her players and the positive impact she has on the world.”

Other coaching finalists include: Bill Self (Kansas); John Calipari (Kentucky); Mike Sutton (Tennessee Tech); Ron Hunter (IUPUI); Scott Nagy (South Dakota State) and William Knopf (Glenforest). The winner will be announced later this month.

The awards are judged by the United Nations Non-Government Organizations Voting Academy, comprised of groups like Rotary International, Pathways to Peace and Sister Cities International. Nominees will be judged on community involvement and impact on their community.

“Sherri Coale is uniquely gifted as a leader, teacher, and mentor, said OU athletic director Joe Castiglione. Her coaching accomplishments highlighted by significant numbers of victories and championships are overwhelming, but no more so than the profound impact she has had on the lives of those she has coached.”

Finalists are nominated in 10 different categories — large and small communities, large and small businesses, professional athletes, professional teams, coaches, entertainers, elementary schools and high schools.

Oklahoma Women’s Coach Coale Nominated For UN Award

NewsOK.com

University of Oklahoma women’s basketball coach Sherri Coale has been nominated for the inaugural United Nations NGO Positive Peace Awards in the coaching category for taking her team to Haiti to help earthquake victims.

Nominated by Journey Church in Norman, Coale also spearheaded efforts to raise money through banquets, auctions and appearances to build a hospital for victims of the January earthquake.

“Coach Coale cares deeply about her players and shows concern for their development off the basketball court, said Adam Barnett of Journey Church. The Haiti trip is a perfect example of the kind of leadership she provides her players and the positive impact she has on the world.”

Other coaching finalists include: Bill Self (Kansas); John Calipari (Kentucky); Mike Sutton (Tennessee Tech); Ron Hunter (IUPUI); Scott Nagy (South Dakota State) and William Knopf (Glenforest). The winner will be announced later this month.

The awards are judged by the United Nations Non-Government Organizations Voting Academy, comprised of groups like Rotary International, Pathways to Peace and Sister Cities International. Nominees will be judged on community involvement and impact on their community.

“Sherri Coale is uniquely gifted as a leader, teacher, and mentor, said OU athletic director Joe Castiglione. Her coaching accomplishments highlighted by significant numbers of victories and championships are overwhelming, but no more so than the profound impact she has had on the lives of those she has coached.”

Finalists are nominated in 10 different categories — large and small communities, large and small businesses, professional athletes, professional teams, coaches, entertainers, elementary schools and high schools.






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