PISCATAWAY, N.J. (July 3, 2014) – Rutgers wrestling head coach Scott Goodale has advanced to the semifinals of the Elite Level Sports Marketing (ELSM) and National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Social Media of the Year Head Coach Award competition. Goodale will continue his run through the bracket today at noon. Fans can vote for Goodale from noon to 9 p.m. for a chance to push the RU head coach to the finals, set for Monday, July 7.
As the No. 7 seed, Goodale received a first-round bye and defeated Todd Beckerman (Brown) Tuesday in voting to advance. He then topped Chris Bono (South Dakota State) Wednesday to move onto his semifinal matchup Thursday against Doug Schwab (Northern Iowa).
Should Goodale advance to the finals on Monday, the voting period will again run noon -9:00 p.m.
The SMOY awards, founded during the 2012-13 season, are designed to honor individuals who have effectively built their personal and program brands throughout the year on social media.
The bracket included eight seeded head coaches and a five round Battle Round format designed to determine coaches with a strong social media following. To access the full bracket (with seeds and match-ups), visit the ELSM Social Media of the Year page.
For more information on the Social Media of the Year Awards, visit the ELSM SMOY page.
Elite Level Sports Marketing (ELSM) is a firm that specializes in the development of marketing materials to grow NCAA sport programs. In addition to the creation of branding development resources for coaches, ELSM also focuses on the delivery of innovative branding seminars for athletic departments, coaches associations, and organizations. The firm also specializes in social media marketing consulting to help grow organizations.
The National Wrestling Coaches Association, established in 1928, is a non-profit organization for the advancement of all levels of the sport of wrestling with primary emphasis on developing coaches who work in academic environments. The membership embraces all people interested in amateur wrestling. The three core competencies of the NWCA are: coaching development, student-athlete welfare, and promotion of wrestling.
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