We are thrilled to recognize Marques Lowe from the Vipers Track Club in Champaign/Kankakee, Illinois for the incredible impact he is making in these communities through his track club.
Based on his own experience, Coach Lowe knows the positive impact sports can have on a life. Through his Vipers Track Club, he is teaching youth in two communities important life skills that will help them succeed not only on the track but also in school and life. The Vipers Track Club is a sports program that has a focus bigger than just winning and athletics, and Coach Lowe feels it is his responsibility to extend his hand to others in the hope that his assistance will be the spark that guides their future endeavors.
Coach Lowe provides leadership, vision, inspiration, passion, dedication, and mental toughness to every athlete involved in the Vipers. He pushes athletes to become student-athletes first and teaches them that to get work done on the track; you first must learn to get the job done and succeed in the classroom. The effort he puts into making a positive impact has taken some of the community's most underserved and challenged youth from a path of destruction and despair to a reality where their future holds possibilities they never even knew existed.
PCA announced the top 10 National Winners of the Coach of the Year Award presented by TeamSnap and we've been highlighting these outstanding coaches over the last 10 days.
Plan to join us at the Game Changer Awards and Benefit on Thursday, March 21st at the Chase Center in San Francisco where you'll learn more about Coach Lowe's story and see the impact he is making through sports!
Special thanks to this group of sports and business professionals for their assistance with the review of our top nominees for Coach of the Year.