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Youth Boys Oct 06, 2016

Scott Westgate honored as ENY Boys Recreational Coach of the Year

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(Via ENYYSA) – The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association has announced that Scott Westgate of the Town of Poughkeepsie Soccer Club, a longtime member of the East Hudson Youth Soccer League (EHYSL), is being honored as the 2016 Boys Recreational Coach of the Year.

He will receive his award at Eastern New York’s Holiday Party on Sunday, December 4 at Marina del Rey in the Bronx.

+Read: Ed Simonello named Eastern NY Girls Recreational Coach of the Year

Team parent Rheam Deans wrote, “I can’t say enough good things about him. We have a very culturally diverse team with parents who struggle with English, and several students with medical and physical limitations, and Coach Westgate not only accommodates the environment for them, but he also emphasizes their abilities while drawing out their very best and empowering the kids with special needs. He also shows interest and cultural sensitivity to students of diverse backgrounds and is incredibly respectful. Coach Westgate is the best role model my son Aiden could have. Not only does he set a perfect example for the students regarding sportsmanship, he is a perfect example of good citizenship, respect and cultural appreciation.“

“In addition, my incredibly shy and self-conscience son, who didn’t speak in public until he was six years old because of an articulation delay, is really blossoming and is obsessed with soccer, wearing only soccer-related paraphernalia every single day. He has grown exponentially as an outstanding soccer player both in skill and technique, but what pleases me more is how he has grown as a kind, understanding and appreciative human being. I am so honored, proud and grateful that Aiden has the best possible coach, who is one in a million.“