1. Nominations from all coaches are submitted to the Athlete of the Year chairperson
  2. Accomplishments of all nominees are compiled for comparison (teams, championships, intramural participation for the current year)
  3. All interested coaches meet to come to a consensus on a short list and express opinions on strengths of each candidate s/he feels qualified to speak for
  4. Coaches who have coached that year may then vote if a vote is need OR may decline to vote.  A vote may not be called if all coaches agree on a candidate