Royersford, PA (PRWEB) January 31, 2013
AAE (Aluminum Athletic Equipment Co.), a leading U.S. manufacturer of sports equipment, is proud to announce that its sales representative,John Hancock has been selected by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association as Track & Field Coach of the Year. Twenty-two coaches were chosen nationally to accept this award for 2012. The NFHS has been recognizing coaches through an awards program since 1982 and honors coaches in the top ten girls’ and top ten boys’ sports, and this year Mr. Hancock was awarded for the boys’ category.
“We’re very proud of John joining the ranks of the greatest coaches in the country,” commented Tim Driscoll, President of AAE. “I’ve always felt that successful coaches like John, who buy and love our products, are our most valuable representatives in this industry. Nothing beats a fellow coach praising the quality of AAE equipment.”
Mr. Hancock’s success as a track and field coach equipped him with a great deal of knowledge and exposure to the sport. Three years ago, he joined the “AAE Team” as a Regional Sales Representative in Colorado. Mr. Hancock began coaching track at J.K. Mullen high school in 1984 and has captured a total of twelve state titles during his tenure. This five-time Colorado Coach of the Year had been a finalist for the NFHS honor in 2001 and 2008, but finally grabbed the accolade in 2012. Mr. Hancock has remained an active member in the track & field community – having served as a former President of the Colorado Track Coaches Association and also as a former Board of Directors member for the Simplot Games.
AAE has prided itself on this type of innovation since inventing and patenting the aluminum rocker hurdle in 1950 for the track marketplace. Over the decades, AAE has introduced a multitude of new products for use by coaches and athletes worldwide. With the use of advanced technology and design innovations, the firm makes over 500 items, including: track hurdles; track starting blocks; discus cages; hammer cages; shot cages; pole vault pits; high jump pits; long jump pits; permanent football goalposts, portable football goal posts, rotating or hinged football goal posts; semi-permanent or portable soccer goals; field hockey goals; lacrosse goals; baseball batting cages; baseball foul poles; ball stopper protective sports netting; portable press boxes; team benches; portable bleachers and Kronum goals. AAE develops, fabricates and assembles most products at its Royersford headquarters and manufacturing location near Philadelphia. For more product information call 800-523-5471 or visit myAAEworld.com.