An ESPY Award did not need any more nominees this year.
ESPN's Best Coach Award in 2018 goes to the three coaches who died in February at the mass shooting of the Marjory Stoneman-Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
The three coaches – Aaron Feis, Scott Beigel and Chris Hixon – will be posthumously honored at the ESPYs on July 18th, the network announced on Wednesday .
All three died while protecting the students from gunfire. Feis was an assistant football coach, Beigel trained cross country and Hixon trained wrestling and served as a sports director at high school.
ESPN Vice-President Alison Overholt said in a statement that the prize breaks with tradition this year, as the coaching honor has "previously gone to coaches who have shown extraordinary leadership of their teams – not for heroism off the court".
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