As a way to salute the dedication that high school coaches bring to the development of the sport, the McMaster Football program is awarding Angelo Morreale from Orchard Park Secondary School the 2013 High School Football Coaching Achievement Award.
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Morreale has spent 10 years, the last nine as head coach, on the sidelines at Orchard Park, and has set a fine example of how to build a program during his tenure. Starting out in Hamilton’s public school’s Division-2 league, Morreale took his Patriots to league titles in 2008 and 2009. In 2010, he moved the team into Division-1 and guided it to the league championship game and the following season the Patriots won the top level title.
Often cited for his tireless devotion to his players, Morreale was on the sidelines for the 2009 Division-2 final, only days after undergoing appendectomy surgery.
The award will be presented at the annual McMaster Football Gala Dinner on May 2. The award also brings with it a $ 1,000 voucher from sponsor T. Litzen Sports Ltd. of Dundas, to be used for the purchase of equipment for the Orchard Park football program.
Candidates for the award are nominated from Hamilton, Halton, Niagara, and Haldimand, with selection based on long-term service to high school football, positive impact on players, and commitment to promoting excellence on and off the field.
Previous recipients include:
2012, Marcello Campanaro, M-M Robinson;
2011, Chad Wozney, Notre Dame;
2010, Rocky DiPietro, Lakeshore Catholic;
2009, Claudio Silvestri, St. Thomas More;
2008, Steve Alfano, St. Jean de Brebeuf;
2007, Bob Stacy Nelson;
2006, Dave Walters, Westdale, and Rick Oreskovich, St. Paul’s (co-winners).
For more information about the McMaster Football Gala Dinner, please contact Stuart Smith at 905-525-9140, ext. 23566 or by email at email@example.com