OFA Program of Excellence Awards presented at 2013 FCCA Convention

The OFA announced the Program of Excellence Award winners to kick-off the FCCA coaches clinic that was held in Burlington recently.  The Coach of the Year Award winners received a ring by Baron Championship Rings.  The Volunteer and Administrator of the Year Award winners received $500 towards their programs.  The Official of the Year received a watch and the Student Athletes of the Year received an Under Armour package.

The OFA Program of Excellence Awards are made possible through sponsorships from the CFL, Football Canada, Marchants School of Sports, and Baron Championship Rings

Coaches Lester Trottman

Minor Coach of the Year:

Lester Trottman – Brampton Minor Football Association

“Lester is a role model for the young men in Brampton. He has a commitment to teaching the players and coaches the life lessons that can be taught through the great sport of football.”

– Ian Smith

Bill Brown

Major Coach of the Year:

Bill Brown – Team Ontario

“Coach Bill Brown simply leads by example. I have never encountered a coach who prepares so methodically and thoroughly as Coach Brown does. Coach Brown can often be found praising his players and directing them in a positive way.”

– Shayne Campbell

JP Falacho

High School Coach of the Year:

John (JP) Falacho – St. Marguerite d’Youville

“JP requires that the young men are disciplined in school and on the field giving them a strong foundation to which they can build a successful life. JP has given up his time and energy that far surpasses what is required on him as a teacher to make sure these boys have the opportunities that wouldn’t be there without his concern.”

-Ian Smith

John Vouvalidis

Junior Coach of the Year:

John Vouvalidis – London Beefeaters Football Club

“John has always put the players first. His players have the utmost respect for John and what he stands for. Former Beefeater executives who remain fans of the team and come to the home games, sing the praises of the effect John has had on the overall demeanor of the team and say it is a pleasure to watch the discipline and mutual respect that is so evident now in the Beefeaters.”

– London Beefeaters Football Club

Stefan Ptazsek

OUA Coach of the Year:

Stefan Ptaszek – McMaster Marauders

“Named CIS Coach of the Year, the third Marauder coach to do so in school history. Headed into the season ranked at No. 1 and stayed there through the final rankings of the season and posted a perfect 8-0 regular season record, the first time since 2003 and went on to win the Yates Cup with a 30-13 win over Guelph.”

– McMaster Marauders

Kelly Williams

Volunteer of the Year:

Kelly Williams – COMFL

“Kelly has been an active member of the COMFL Board for 14 years and an Executive Board member of the League for 12 of those years. In addition to serving as the Registrar Kelly was the Vice President of the Oshawa Hawkeyes for many years.”

– Bruce Lyons

Steve Amis

Administrator of the Year:

Steve Amis – Cambridge Minor Football Association

“Steve has worked tirelessly for CMFA for over 10 years. He has filled many positions, most importantly Vice President and President for a combined 6 years. He has worked tirelessly, liaising with the City of Cambridge, the Local School Board, the OFA, and SOFAL to establish CMFA as a rock-solid organization.”

– Bill Beldham

Myles Methner Award

Student Athlete of the Year:

Myles Methner – Niagara Regional Minor Football Association

Myles, a 18 year old Offensive Linemen out of Niagara Falls, ON, has shown he works just has hard in the classroom as he does on the football field, boasting an 87% average as well as competing on Team Ontario in 2012. Well done Myles!

Joshua Klinck

Joshua Klinck – Essex Ravens

Joshua, a 17 year old Defensive Back from Windsor, ON, an honour roll student in the classroom with an 84% average, as well as an OVFL All-Star with the Essex Ravens. Well done Joshua!

Scott Bradley

Official of the Year:

Scott Bradley – Ontario Football Officials Association

“Scott has 22 years of on field experience and has progressed to level 4 and been on the OVFL panel for 5 years. He is a level 2 instructor and conducted 3 – 4 level 2 clinics in the last 6 years. He conducts all level 1 clinics for all new officials preparing them to walk in the field. He also is an excellent mentor to new officials.”

– Murray Taylor

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