Sherrard High School Earns National Recognition as a NHSSCA Program of Excellence

Leesburg, VA – The National High School Strength Coaches Association (NHSSCA) is proud to announce that Sherrard High School has earned the distinction Program of Excellence for the 2023-2026 period. This honor recognizes that this High School Strength & Conditioning program operates at a highest level of professionalism. To earn this honor, Sherrard has displayed excellence in safety, quality, efficacy, outreach & highlighting.  They have additionally displayed excellence in continuing education & technology usage in their Strength & Conditioning program.

Award Presentation
Brian Adams, Sherrard High School  Physical Education Teacher is also the Strength and Conditioning Coach. He was awarded Teacher of the month in April by the Regional Office of Education. Jacob Smithers, Assistant Regional Superintendent of Schools stopped in to present Adams with a certificate for the honor during class. 
Of the distinguished honor, Sherrard High School Principal Tim Wernentin said, "Brian has taken the Personal Fitness courses to new levels. His experience, hard work, and high expectations has created a multi-level opportunity for students in their physical and wellness approach to physical education. Classes are maxed out enrollments and we are now able to offer a dual-credit phys ed class thanks to Brian. Very well deserved award!"


We are honored to recognize Sherrard High School as a Program of Excellence and look forward to the impact their Strength & Conditioning program can make on the lives of their student athletes. A full list of schools that have received Program of Excellence recognition can be found at

About the NHSSCAIn 2016, the NHSSCA was created by High School Coaches for High School Coaches.  The vision of the NHSSCA is for every high school student athlete to comprehensively develop their character, their mind, and their body through coaching excellence.  We believe we can do this by developing coaches who are trustworthy, knowledgeable, effective, passionate, and transformational.  Our mission is to Educate, Equip, & Empower coaches to make a positive impact in the lives of student athletes.