Jim Parks has been recognized as Community Ed’s 2014-15 Coach of the Year. Jim served as a volunteer coach for a 7th grade boys team in our basketball league.
The Coach of the Year award is given to an individual that exemplifies the following criteria: Excellent sportsmanship (towards players, parents, other teams, officials, supervisors, etc.), player development (help players grow and learn the game, instill enthusiasm and spirit) and positive interaction (with players, parents, officials, other coaches, supervisors, etc.). Coaches are nominated by parents for the award. Here are just a few of the things parents had to say about Jim:
•“Jim is not only an amazing coach, but an incredible role model for our boys. His knowledge of the game is impressive, but his modeling of the importance of hard work, fair play and positive attitude mad our boys the good sportsmen they are.”
•“He has never used an unkind word to parents or kids and is definitely a role model for how to communicate with refs and other coaches. He is always respectful and honest. There are few that I meet with such a high standard of integrity.”
Community Ed annually works with 300+ volunteer coaches throughout our basketball, flag football, futsal, outdoor soccer and volleyball leagues.
“Congratulations to Jim Parks, who was selected from the many nominations that were received,” said Curt Riek, Community Ed sports supervisor. “We would like to thank all coaches who volunteer their time in our many sports leagues throughout the year, as we could not do this without them.”