The FloTrack American Distance Coach of the Year award will grant one coach (or pair of coaches!) $10,000 for their work with American distance runners. Be sure to read up on all of the nominees' credentials and cast your vote before Wednesday, December 28 at 11:59PM CT.
Nominee #1: Mark Wetmore and Heather Burroughs
Two Olympians (Emma Coburn and Jenny Simpson) and two Olympic bronze medals highlight Mark Wetmore and Heather Burroughs' 2016 accomplishments.
Nominee #2: Alberto Salazar
Three Olympians and two Olympic medals, including Matthew Centrowitz's 1500m Olympic gold and Galen Rupp's marathon bronze, are just a few of the major highlights by Alberto Salazar's Nike Oregon Project.
Nominee #3: Ray Treacy
Molly Huddle's dominance over American distance running, including her 10K American record, is why Ray Treacy is one of the top coaches in the U.S.
Nominee #4: Lee LaBadie
The rise of Clayton Murphy, including his thrilling Olympic bronze medal in the men's 800m, make Lee LaBadie one of the nominees.
Nominee #5: Drew Wartenburg
The Olympic berths of Kate Grace and Kim Conley were in part to Drew Wartenburg's development of the NorCal Distance Project.
Nominee #6: Dan Browne
Dan Browne's U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program developed three Olympians in 2016, including silver medalist Paul Chelimo.
Nominee #7: Jerry Schumacher
Leading the country with seven U.S. Olympians, highlighted by Evan Jager's steeplechase Olympic silver medal, Jerry Schumacher's Bowerman Track Club made their mark on American distance running in 2016.
FloTrack readers, MileSplit readers, a panel of national media members, and the FloTrack team will determine the winner and announce on Thursday, December 29.