Pacific Assocation of USA Track and Field

Award Descriptions



Awards Committee Chairs Ryan Cowley: [email protected] Leroy Milam: [email protected]

The Awards Chair and Committee are governed by Article 15 “Administrative Committees” of the bylaws of Pacific Association.

Updated Jan. 6, 2024

Timeline and Deadlines for Annual Recognition Awards Banquet Nominations
  • Six weeks prior to Banquet:
    • Deadline for Board of Athletics members to submit nominations for Hall of Fame, Tom Moore Award, and Association Service Award to the Awards Committee Chair
    • Executive Committee selects Hall of Fame, Tom Moore, and Association Service Awardees
  • Four weeks prior to Banquet:
    • Deadline for all Committees (Youth, LDR, Open & Masters Track & Field, Race Walk, Para Athletics, Officials, Coaches) to select their individual athletic achievement and committee service awards
    • Committee Chairs notify awardees that their award will be presented at the upcoming Recognition Banquet
    • Committee Chairs submit list of awardees to Banquet Program Coordinator.
  • Two weeks prior to Banquet:
    • Committee Chairs submit photos of award winning individuals and/or teams (and short bios if applicable) to the Banquet Program Coordinator.

Note: During and following the banquet, links to the Banquet’s online program with photos and descriptions of the current year’s awardees will be posted at

Tom Moore Award
  • The Tom Moore Award is meant to recognize outstanding life-long achievement and service to track and field and the Pacific Association.  It is named for the man who founded the Modesto Relays and kept them running for over 50 years.  It was instituted in 2002, and the first one was presented to Tom shortly before he passed away.
  • The Awards Chair and Committee (along with any member of Pacific Association) may nominate candidates for the Moore Award; however, honorees are chosen by the Board of Directors.
  • Download award nomination form (pdf).
Hall of Fame Award
Pacific Association Service Awards
  • The Awards Chair and Committee award up to two Pacific Association Service Awards each year to members and staff of the association.
  • These awards are meant to recognize service to the Association and the sports of track and field (and masters, youth, distance-running, race-walking, disabled athletics: all the sports and activities—like membership development, officiating, etc.– that Pacific Association administers).
  • The top candidate to be considered for the Association Service Award is the Pacific Association’s nominee for the national Horace Crowe Award.
  • Nominations are compiled by BofA members and presented to the Awards Committee Chair.
  • Nominations MUST include detailed reasons for the award.
  • The Awards Committee Chair is responsible for having the actual award made.
  • Download award nomination form (pdf).
Pacific Association Officials Awards

Click here for information about the USATF Pacific Officials Awards.

Pacific Association Coach’s Legacy Award
  • In recognition of the many influential coaches who have served in our association and have selflessly strengthened our sport(s) through teaching, mentoring, and promoting our profession, the Coaches Committee has created the Legacy Coach Award.
  • Criterion is weighted heavily on coaches who were not only great coaches, but who also inspired and trained/mentored many of us to become coaches ourselves.
  • Download award nomination form (pdf)