Volunteer coaches and their families enjoyed food, drink and unlimited use of Adventure Golf and Raceway on September 20th. Coaches and their families were recognized for their time and commitment to coaching and the many benefits they bring to area youth, their families, and the community in general. Sports include football, baseball, volleyball and basketball. Next year wrestling will also be included.
Hyland Hills Board President Tom Lynch said, “Coaching takes commitment, caring and time away from your own families. We acknowledge that, and we appreciate you and your families for the sacrifice of your time for the betterment of the community. You are all role models.”
Twelve coaches who reached a five-year tenure for volunteer coaching, were honored with a much- revered Hyland Hills coach’s jacket. One recipient, Matt Gonzales, stated “I have coached basketball for five years and flag and tackle football for years before that. It is just a joy to see kids develop and be successful in a sport. Also, a lot of the kids don’t have a father figure in their lives, I didn’t either, and I know what that feels like, so I want to be there for them.”
The five-year volunteer coaches honored included: Jerry Archuleta, Matt Gonzales, Chuck Hancock, Mike Kirchheval, Nick McCoy, Robert Montes, Andrew Olsen, Chris Quintanilla, Gina Quintanilla, Shaun Roybal, Angela Shires and John Sutton.