Four vol­un­teers to be hon­ored

Times Chronicle - - OPINION -

Laud­ing the “spirit of vol­un­teerism”, the se­lec­tion com­mit­tee for the Mont­gomery County Community Coaches Honor Roll has added four vol­un­teers with long­time ser­vice to sports. The four will be hon­ored dur­ing the Mont­gomery County Coaches Hall of Fame in­duc­tion banquet on Oct. 9 at Westover Coun­try Club.

The list of new hon­orees LnFOuGHV AOHx DL1ROfi, 9LnFH Flocco, John Larci­nese and John Yorgey.

Founded in 2002, the Mont­gomery County Coaches Hall of Fame added the Honor Roll in 2004 to pay spe­cial trib­ute to the community coaches who unVHO­fiVhOy JLYH RI WhHLU WLPH to im­prove so­ci­ety. This year’s group brings to 33 the num­ber of vol­un­teer coaches who have been named to the Community Coaches Honor Roll.

Af­ter a stel­lar ath­letic ca­reer locally, it seemed only nDWuUDO IRU AOHx DL1ROfi WR get in­volved coach­ing youth sports. In 1996 he started coach­ing the Nor­ris­town Area Ban­dits Ethen the West Norriton Ban­ditsF midget football team. The next year he ex­panded his du­ties by coach­ing Nor­ris­town Lit­tle League. His de­vo­tion to youth sports has never stopped. Since 2001 he took over the reins of run­ning the en­tire Nor­ris­town Ban­dits football pro­gram and has done much to ex­pand the pro­gram and im­prove the fiHOG.

Vince Flocco has been a pil­lar of ac­tiv­ity for the youth of Con­shohocken for 35 years. Fol­low­ing the ex­am­ple of community in­volve­ment set by his fa­ther, Flocco started the AMBUCS Spe­cial Ath­letic Pro­gram in 1986, or­ga­niz­ing sports pro­grams for young ath­letes with spe­cial needs. He also has been an in­te­gral part of the Con­shohocken Soap Box Derby and the bowl­ing pro­gram for kids at Fa­cenda Whi­taker Lanes. At the Con­shohocken Fel­low­ship House, Flocco has been a con­stant en­tity, coach­ing bas­ket­ball and WUDFN DnG fiHOG.

John Larci­nese has spent 32 years as a coach, Vice Pres­i­dent of Fields and Pres­i­dent of the Methac­tion

Photo cour­tesy of Mark Gold­stein

Hunt­ing­don Val­ley’s Jake Yan­nessa was re­cently named MVP of the Lower Montco Amer­i­can Le­gion League.

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