Voting Open for Inspiring Coach of the Year

Nominated by his peers, students, athletes and community, Pekin’s Coach Davis Eidahl is among those being considered for the Brooks Running 2014 Inspiring Coach of the Year. Voting is open to the public via this link here:


Coaching for over 50 years, Coach Davis Eidahl is a community leader and figurehead in Pekin Community Schools. Coach Eidahl has been known to purchase shoes and gear for athletes, meals after meets and he even organizes a 5k race each Thanksgiving in Des Moines, donating proceeds to people in need. Many people would call Coach Davis an “unspoken hero” in his town. “Coach Davis is an outstanding representation of what is good in running and high school sports,” wrote another Iowa coach. “Coach Davis is legend,” wrote one athlete’s parent. “I can honestly say that he has taught them crucial life skills as their coach that I never could.” Every nomination for Coach Eidahl mentioned “give back” and “selfless” and “community.” He truly deserves the accolades and reverence that his decades of community service and coaching have generated.


Check out all the amazing stories vote for the Inspiring Coach of the Year. Read through all the coach profiles by clicking on their picture. To vote, simply click on the vote button; each person is allowed one vote per day.* Votes will be one of the factors Brooks Running uses to choose the 2014 Most Inspiring Coach. The winner will be announced later this summer, so stay tuned.


*To vote multiple times, come back and vote 24 hours after last vote. Voting will not reset at 12AM each night.