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
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.