Earlier this fall, you will recall Epiphany won the state (MYSA) Coach of the Year; well he went on to win the regional award and then the National award.
What an incredible year this has been for Harvard soccer! Epiphany will be receiving his MYSA award at a banquet on January 24. He’ll be traveling to Baltimore for the national awards gala held by US Youth Soccer on January 18th.
Our league president, Andre Mignault, wrote the following in a league notice on this great achievement, which I think captures Epiphany’s contributions very well; and I wanted to share this and emphasize his words on both Epiphany’s contributions and recognition for all of the coaches and volunteer in our town.
Congratulations again, Epiphany!
From Andre Mignault:
I met Epiphany 6 years ago when I joined the NVYSL Board. I’ve coached against him, I’ve wrangled with him on flight assignments for Harvard's teams, and I’ve depended on him for counsel and advice as we collectively strived to improve the youth soccer experience for every player in NVYSL. Epiphany exemplifies the passion, investment, and love for the game that all NVYSL Coaches exercise at every weeknight practice, every Coach certification class, every communication with a concerned parent, every halftime speech, every gameday, etc.
Epiphany’s national recognition by USYS is obviously a tremendous personal accomplishment, for which he deserves our praise and recognition. But his success also gives us a moment to pause and reflect on the absolutely crucial role that ALL Coaches play in our league, and in every youth sports organization. I’ve said for years in our NVYSL meetings that Coaches are our fundamentally most important contributors to the constitutional mission of NVYSL... nobody else juggles such a dizzying array of challenges on the front lines to deliver quality soccer experiences to every Player. Quite simply, a Coach's energy and investment has the power to transform recreational youth soccer into a powerful positive influence on the lives of young people.
Energized and inspired by Epiphany’s story and his newfound recognition at the local, state, regional, and national levels, I’ll ask our NVYSL Board of Directors to declare 2020 the “Year of the Coach”. Under this theme, NVYSL can spearhead a series of trainings, incentives, and programs designed to invest in the quality of the coaching experience in our league. As a new decade emerges, let’s focus our attention on the most effective resource we have to deliver a safe, healthy, and transformative experience to our youth soccer players... our COACHES!
Thanks to Epiphany for guiding the way through his example, an example which has now achieved national prominence! Thanks to every administrator, official, and volunteer in our 21 Clubs dedicated to building a thriving youth soccer experience. And thanks to our hundreds of Coaches for their service, performing that most difficult and most rewarding duty for our kids.
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