The Colorado Mammoth honored Dan Coates with the 2019 President’s Award. This award is given annually to a Mammoth player or a member of the Mammoth organization who makes an exemplary effort to give back to the team and to the Denver community over the course of the season.
“Coates is as classy as they come and a true role model in the city of Denver,” said Mammoth play-by-play analyst Teddy Jenner. “His willingness to give back countless hours to the community, youth and the sport of lacrosse comes without a second thought.”
The 32-year-old Mammoth team captain debuted his anti-bullying initiative, Coates Corner, in the 2018-19 season. Through the campaign, Coates recognized and encouraged students in Colorado schools who displayed leadership in their classrooms, clubs and teams and who embodied kindness in action by including and empowering their classmates, making their school a more positive, friendly place to be.
Throughout the 2018-19 season, Coates Corner nominations came in from over 80 schools throughout Colorado. Eight Coates Corner students, nominated by mentors, teachers and coaches, and then selected by Dan Coates, were honored during Mammoth home games for embodying leadership and kindness in their schools.