McCoy, Beckerman Recognized by ELSM

May 23, 2013

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - University of Maryland head wrestling coach Kerry McCoy and assistant coach Todd Beckerman have been nominated by Elite Level Sports Marketing (ELSM) and the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) for the "Social Media of the Year" award in the Head Coach and Assistant Coach Categories, respectively.

McCoy is one of seven head coaches nationally nominated for the award, while Beckerman is one of eight assistant coaches. The nominees have utilized social media to effectively market their respective programs, while building their personal brand.

"The nominated coaches have done a really nice job using social media to engage followers," said ELSM CEO Coyte Cooper. "By investing in mediums like Twitter, they have each helped to build interest in their program and the sport."

Voting for the award will take place from May 27th-31st on the ELSM website ( and will start at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 27 and will conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 31. Fans will be allowed to vote once each day.

The winner of the award will be announced Monday, June 17 at 8 p.m. EST via Twitter (@ELSMarketing). The criteria for determining the award winners will feature two elements: a panel of judges assessing performance (60%) and an online voting competition (40%).

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