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Nor-Gwyn Baseball and Softball

Larry B. Meyers Memorial Coach of the Year

 

Background:


In 2004, Nor-Gwyn lost a long-time, dedicated member of its family, Larry B. Meyers. Larry devoted 25 years of his life to Nor-Gwyn touching the lives of thousands of children in our community as a coach, manager, board member, and officer. Larry served as president of the former Gwyn-Nor Youth Baseball organization and as both Field Director and Treasurer of Nor-Gwyn for many years. Larry was inducted into the Nor-Gwyn Hall of Fame in 2001. To memorialize Larry’s contributions to our community, and especially his 20+ years of successful coaching at all levels, the Nor-Gwyn Board of Directors instituted a Coach of the Year Award in his name beginning in 2005. Each year, the Nor-Gwyn board will select, from among nominations, a single coach across all Nor-Gwyn programs who best exemplifies the coaching philosophies of Larry Meyers and the Nor-Gwyn organization, whose dedication to the players and the program is unparalleled among their peers, and who puts the best interest of the players and the organization first.

Award Criteria:

 

  1. Regular season, active coaches of any Nor-Gwyn team


  2. Coaches in any Nor-Gwyn league or program are eligible, except Fall Baseball


  3. Both team managers and assistant coaches are eligible


  4. Coaching must be for the same year as the nomination


Nomination Process:

Any Nor-Gwyn coach, player, parent, or citizen of the community can nominate a candidate for Coach of the Year by submitting a letter that includes the following information:

 

   1. Full name of the candidate


  2. Program and League coached (e.g., Youth Baseball Minors, Softball Majors, Connie Mack C, etc.)


  3. Name of the team coached (e.g., sponsor name)


  4. Specific reasons why the candidate is being nominated (e.g., accomplishments and achievements)


  5. Specific examples of situations that demonstrate why the candidate should be consideration for the award


  6. Name, address, telephone number, and signature of the person submitting the nomination


  7. Current date


Completed letters must be either e-mailed or mailed by June 30.  Emails should be sent to [email protected], (please type "Coach of the Year" in the subject line).  Typed or neatly hand-written letters should be mailed to the following address by no later than June 30 of the year of nomination:

Nor-Gwyn Baseball & Softball

Larry B. Meyers Coach of the Year Award Committee

P.O. Box 1397

North Wales, PA 19454



Past Recipients:

 
2005
Stephen Depman - Youth Baseball Minor League

 
2006
Steve Cameron - Youth Baseball Minor League

 
2007
Chuck Magee - Youth Baseball Major League

 
2008

Brian Durkin - Youth Baseball Pony League

 
2009

Kelly Houlihan - Softball Minor League

 
2010

Rob Manus - Youth Baseball Minor League

 
2011

Jim Rittenhouse - Co-Ed T-Ball League

 
2012

John Clayton - Youth Baseball Major League

 
2013
Dan Wszolek - Youth Baseball Minor League

 
2014

Ryan Agriss - Youth Baseball Major League


2015

Ed Hill - Youth Baseball Pony League

 
 
2017

Jon Stahl - Youth Baseball Minors and Pony Leagues

 
2018

Mike Cliver - Youth Baseball Major League