The North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics accepts nominations for the State Math Contest Coach's Award each year. The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward an individual who has made an outstanding and noteworthy contribution to mathematics education and NCCTM by having formed, coached, or sponsored teams or groups of students in mathematics competitions. Any NCCTM member may submit nominations by August 1 of each year.
At Cary Academy John teaches both Mathematics and Computer Science courses, and he has been involved with math contests for over 15 years. He consistently brings competitive teams (teams placing in the top 5) to the Wake Tech Regional Competition and to the State Math Contest. John also has helped out with the NC ARML program since 2002.