2019 NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame Preview-Eileen Troy
Author: Alberto Cannistraci, Intern
EILEEN TROY, Administrator
Eileen Troy is one of the most successful and reliable administrators in the state having served schools in Section 2, various committees and the board of Section 2, and has served NYSPHSAA as President, State Coordinator and numerous committees for more than three decades. She got her start in NYS as a teacher and coach in 1978 at Greenwich Central School before becoming the district Athletic Director in 1987. She served the district for 32 years which included stints as the varsity girls basketball coach, varsity softball coach, and varsity field hockey coach. With NYSPHSAA, Troy was the President from 2012-14 and was Girls Basketball State Chair from 2001-11 while directing the State Tournament for those 12 years. She is in her 22nd year serving as a member of the NYSPHSAA Championship Advisory Committee and spent 31 years on the NYSPHSAA Executive Committee. For Section 2, the Granville Central School graduate was President from 2009-11 and served on the Section Constitution Committee, OCF/Negotiations Committee, Sportsmanship Committee, Merger Committee, and was the Section 2 Girls Basketball and Softball Coordinator for many years. Eileen held the position as the Section 2 Female Representative of Athletics to the Athletic Association for 23 years. Troy was also a successful coach while at Greenwich capturing a NYSPHSAA State Championship in 2003, nine Section Championships, and eight League titles as a softball coach. She was named Softball Coach of the Year by the Saratogian and Post Star twice, and Basketball Coach of the Year twice by the same outlets. Coach Troy was recognized as NYSSCOGS/NYSSWA Class C Softball Coach of the Year in 2003 and The New York State Basketball Coaches Association Section 2 Girls Basketball Coach of the Year in 1994. Troy has been inducted into the New York State Softball Hall of Fame, Greenwich High School Hall of Fame and Midland College Warrior Hall of Fame where she was named 1976 Female Athlete of the Year. At Midland, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree then went onto Castleton State College to earn a Master of Arts and Administrative Supervisor degrees. She currently resides in South Granville, NY with her family.
“There are so many people that I have learned so much from throughout my career that have been a big part of my life. They have taught me more about life through athletics than one could ever imagine. I am so thankful to have worked for and with all those student-athletes, coaches, officials, colleagues and volunteers”, said Troy. “Recognition was never a thought. We did what we did for the love of it!”
One thing that is certain is that athletics has given Troy wonderful memories to hold on to. “Athletics have given me a lifetime of good memories” Troy says with pride. “Thirty-two years of being fortunate to coach at Greenwich Central School gave me some of the greatest memories that will last for my entire life. So many of the girls’ basketball and softball teams have given me fond memories, especially the 2003 State Softball Champions and the 1993 and 1994 Girls Basketball ‘Dream Teams.” Said Troy “Other favorite memories include service to Section 2 and NYSPHSAA, and all the wonderful relationships that exist to this day with the Coaches, Officials, and Administrators across the State.”
Troy’s drive for athletics comes from the kids she has coaches and others she has met and worked with. “The kids have driven my involvement in athletics along with my love and passion for the truly great people who I have been able to serve and work with. Many who are very dear friends today.”