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NFCA Hall of Fame Nomination Process

Nominations may be made by any NFCA member in good standing. Nominations should be submitted using the official NFCA Hall of Fame nomination form.

Hall of Fame Guidelines:

1. Anyone may nominate a qualified candidate for the NFCA Hall of Fame provided that the candidate meets all of the criteria listed below

The candidate’s name must be submitted prior to October 1, 2024 to be considered for the 2025 Hall of Fame class. The candidate’s name and final nomination will be due November 1, 2024 to be considered for the 2025 Hall of Class.

3. The form must be completed and all additional materials must be submitted prior to November 1, 2024 to be considered for the 2025 Hall of Fame class.
4. The nomination must be amply supported by additional articles, information, and materials about the candidate.
5. The nomination must contain three letters of recommendation.
6. Eligible nominees must meet the following criteria:
  1. Have served as a Head Softball Coach (Head, Associate Head, or Co-Head Coach), at any level, for a minimum of 20 years.*
  2. Have been an active NFCA member for a minimum of 10 years.
  3. Have made professional and personal contributions to the NFCA (e.g. committee service, clinician, Board member, Convention, etc.).
  4. Have significantly contributed to the advancement of softball at the local, national, or international level.
  5. Should represent the following:
    1. High moral character and ethical standards.
    2. Display sportsmanship, integrity, and honesty.
    3. Demonstrate leadership abilities

*Exception: Individuals who meet all other criteria may be inducted into the Trailblazer Category without 20 years of coaching experience. 

Trailblazer Category: recognizes an NFCA member who has contributed above and beyond to the sport of softball through exceptional service, leadership, coaching and/or participation.

Hall of Fame Process: 

1. All nominations must be completed and submitted by November 1, 2024.
2. Completed submissions will be downloaded by the NFCA Liaison and sent to the Chair of the Hall of Fame Committee.
3. The Hall of Fame Committee Chair will do a preliminary review and send every nomination to members of the Hall of Fame Committee.
4. At the NFCA 2024 Convention the Hall of Fame Committee will convene and select the 2025 inductees from the pool of candidates.
5. The 2025 inductees for the following year will be announced during the 2024 Hall of Fame Banquet.
6. Candidates not selected during their year of submission will remain in the pool of candidates for the next five consecutive years.
7. Candidates not selected within the next five consecutive years must be removed from the pool for one year before they may be re-nominated.
8. Awards may be made posthumously.

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