By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
September 27, 2016-The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) is very pleased to announce that Tony Iandolo, who coaches the Dover Terminators in the East Hudson Youth Soccer League (EHYSL), is being honored as our 2016 Boys Competitive Coach of the Year and will receive his award at Eastern New York's Holiday Party on Sunday, December 4 at Marina del Rey in the Bronx.
Tony was nominated by his wife Stacey, who wrote, “After taking over the coaching duties for the Dover Terminators six years ago, I have seen him devote his time and energy to developing the morale, physical conditioning and love of soccer in his team, of which our son is a player.“
“My husband is a New York City Public School music teacher. His commute from Wingdale to work is over two and a half hours every day, five days a week. He has soccer practices two evenings and Saturday mornings. It’s not easy to work with kids all day and still have the enthusiasm to train youngsters on a soccer field. It takes a very unique person to do that with an ever-present smile on his face.“
“His positive attitude is infectious and he has taken the team from winless seasons to division champs two years in a row. He is a fantastic role model to his players who genuinely respect and care about him. Tony is a natural at motivating his players who quickly respond. He accentuates the positive and helps them learn from their mistakes. He makes them want to do better, to win, to make him proud…I am very proud of all his efforts and accomplishments and even more proud to be his wife.“
Congratulations to Tony Iandolo, the 2016 Boys Competitive Coach of the Year in Eastern New York.
With over 100,000 youth soccer players––both boys and girls––and more than 25,000 volunteers, the non-profit Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) stretches from Montauk Point, Long Island to the Canadian border. Members are affiliated with 11 leagues throughout the association, which covers the entire state of New York east of Route 81. ENYYSA exists to promote and enhance the game of soccer for children and teenagers between the ages of 5 and 19 years old, and to encourage the healthy development of youth players, coaches, referees and administrators. All levels of soccer are offered––from intramural, travel team and premier players as well as Children With Special Needs. No child who wants to play soccer is turned away. ENYYSA is a proud member of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer Association. For more information, please log on to http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.