NYSPHSAA Announces 2015-16 Coaches of the Year

Date Posted: 01/17/2017
Author: Chris Watson, Director of Communications

NYSPHSAA Announces 2015-16 Coaches of the Year

Latham, NY- The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) is proud to announce its 2015-16 coach of the year winners. NYSPHSAA, in conjunction with the New York State Coaches Association, selected one winner per varsity sport as a coach of the year. Nominations were submitted to and determined by the NYS Coaches Association with winners able to be considered for regional and national coach of the year honors by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). State winners were required to submit an online application to be considered for a regional or national coach of the year award.

            Of the 21 NYSPHSAA Coach of the Year award winners, seven were selected as Region One Coach of the Year as selected by the NFHS. Region one covers schools in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. All seven were eligible for the NFHS National Coach of the Year. Three coaches from New York were named NFHS national coaches of the year. Katherine Stackel from Cophenhagen Central School (Girls Soccer), Danielle Gallagher of Manhasset High School (Girls Lacrosse) and Reid Sclafani from Garden City (Girls Golf).


            The complete list of state, regional, and national coaches of the year is below. The awards from the NFHS will be distributed to the winners at upcoming athletic council meetings.

Football                       Lou DiRienzo               New Rochelle HS                     Section 1

B. Track and Field        Mike Frazer                 Valley Stream North HS          Section 8/Regional

B. Basketball               Mike Adey                   New York Mills HS                   Section 3

Baseball                      Steve Costello             MacArthur HS                         Section 8/Regional

B. Soccer                     Patrick Leary               Lawrence HS                           Section 8
Wrestling                    Brandon MacNaught  Brainbridge-Guiford/Afton/Harpursville HS

                                                                                                                        Section 4

B. Cross Country          Mike DeMay               Rush-Henrietta HS                  Section 5
B. Tennis                      Selina Decicco             Ellenville HS                            Section 9
B. Golf                         Charles Collyer            Manhasset HS                         Section 8

B. Lacrosse                  John Faller                  Sweet Home HS                      Section 6

B. Swim/Diving            Kevin Crossman          Glens Falls HS                          Section 2

G. Track/Field             Michelle Rauber         Tully HS                                   Section 3

G. Basketball               Gordie Johnson           Watervliet HS                          Section 2

G. Volleyball                Cathy Stanilka             Lake George HS                       Section 2/Regional

G. Soccer                     Katherine Stackel        Copenhagen HS           Section 3/Regional/National

Softball                        Matt Chimera             Kenmore West HS                   Section 6

G. Cross Country         Andy Capellan             New Rochelle HS                     Section 1

G. Tennis                     Micha Olney                Pittsford-Mendon HS              Section 5/Regional

G. Swim/Diving           Chris Gordon               Ward Melville HS                    Section 11

G. Lacrosse                  Danielle Gallagher      Manhasset HS             Section 8/Regional/National

G. Golf                         Reid Sclafani              Garden City HS            Section 8/Regional/National



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The New York State Public High School Athletic Association Inc. is a non-profit, voluntary, educational service organization composed of public, parochial, and private schools dedicated to providing equitable and safe competition for the students of its member schools. The organization conducts 32 championship events and governs the rules and regulations of high school athletics in New York State. Membership is open to secondary schools providing interschool athletic activities for boys and girls in grades 7-12.