Runners, join us in congratulating Neville Anderson of Athens Academy as a Brooks 2017 Inspiring Coach of the Year!
Neville pursued his own goals in life after moving to the U.S. from Jamaica as a child. His understanding of sacrifice and reaching for something more is matched by his compassion and encouragement as he helps his athletes become the best versions of themselves. His personal life experiences have armed him with the tools to become a great coach and he regularly inspires his athletes through stories of his early years in Jamaica and his move to the U.S. Anderson believes that if a young athlete works hard, there is a place for him or her on his team.
“This award is beyond my imagination. I am truly honored to even be considered,” said Anderson. “I believe kids can learn the great lessons of life through running, and develop the qualities they need to be successful in life. I try to teach them that if you work hard, be persistent and patient in your training, you can achieve your goals. I am very grateful to Brooks for this award!”
Neville joins Denise Benson of Lexington High School as the two cross country coaches receiving the Inspiring Coach of the Year Award this year. As an Inspiring Coach of the Year, Neville and Anderson will each receive a coveted golden spike trophy, $10,000 in Brooks performance running gear and $2,500 cash for team expenses. They will also receive membership into Brooks’ Inspire Daily program and a trip for two to the Brooks PR Invitational.