Coach of the Year: Jason Turkey, Fayetteville-Manlius
Years coaching (along with this 12 months): four years of Varsity at F-M, nine years at various schools/levels in Syracuse, along with four as Varsity Head Coach at Fowler
Summarize this season: This season has become a curler coaster experience of emotions, with the last two weeks manifestly being the best of highs! For our coaching workforce, watching this institution of young men develop up on the baseball subject has been such a privilege, and we will be forever thankful for the experience they took us on. How do you fire up your team earlier than every recreation? : We talk approximately playing a 3-hitter, staying secure in the moment, and remember that the essential play and pitch in any game is the next one.
What one issue might you’ve got carried out differently this season if you could do it once more?: There’s a lesson in every misstep and blunder, and those we made as a crew and education team of workers this yr led us to where we are nowadays. These young guys became a circle of relatives and learned how to conquer adversity, compete, and that it’s by no means too overdue to emerge as the first-rate you viable, all traits of a prosperous people. The best aspect I can also have finished differently is trying and revel in the ride a bit extra alongside the manner, rather than while it is over.
Who’s your favorite coach of all time? (Why?): Mike Meola. Coach Meola, Head Coach of Syracuse Baseball, has had and maintains an immeasurable effect on my coaching profession from the time I started out coaching JV Baseball in his software and even now in my current role. Coach Meola is the most knowledgeable sports activities thoughts I understand, and the way he has run his application for the past 25+ years must be a model for all young coaches to examine. Receiving this award is an excellent honor. However, it is crucial to understand that this award belongs a lot to Coach Meola as it does to me.
- Ethan Martin, Adirondack
- Class: Senior
- Position: Pitcher and shortstop
- What’s subsequent? MVCC
- Best second of the season: Walk-off home run vs. Frankfort at home.
- Who conjures up you? My dad conjures up me due to the support and guidance he has given me.
- What’s your cross-to heat-up tune? I do now not have one.
- The ultimate aspect you are saying earlier than taking the field: 2-3 family