Minor baseball seeks nominations for top coach, ump

Oceanside association looking for Coach of the Year, Umpire of the Year nominees for 2016 awards

Oceanside Minor Baseball is extending a call for nominations for its annual Coach of the Year and Umpire of the Year awards.

Over the course of the past season, the coaches have been credited by association officials with putting forward a tremendous amount of dedication and effort for the benefit of Oceanside baseball players. From the rainy and cold days of April, right through the sunny days of July and August and into the fall, those coaches were leading practices, attending clinics, and helping the kids play to their full potential every game, the nomination request states.

The association calls its umpire team the key to the league’s success and deserving of recognition.

“The best umpires conduct the flow of play and step in only as the play dictates. As a result, the good ones are often forgotten, and that should not happen,” OMBA stated in its nomination announcement. These people do nothing less than structure the environment for our players and coaches to succeed on the field.

To nominate a deserving coach, submit the coach’s name and your reasons why he or she deserves this award.

You can also show your appreciation for a job well done and nominate an umpire for the annual award. Again, all that’s required is the umpire’s name and your reasons why he or she deserves this award.

Nominations for both awards can be emailed to mike@oceansidebaseball.ca or any OMBA volunteer.

Oceanside Minor Baseball

Past Coach of the Year Award winners

2015 – Rob McGorman

2014 – Barb Nicoll

2013 – Andy MacDonald

2012 – Cliff Craven

2011 – Lyle Lamont

 

Past Umpire of the Year Award winners

2015 – Jarrod Dykstra, Trevor Nicoll, and Ty Barker

2014 – Senior Umpire of the Year – Leo Ariyama

2014 – Junior Umpires of the Year – Spencer Hancock and Brandon Nicoll

2013 – Senior Umpire of the Year – Brad Jones; Junior Umpires of the Year – Aidan Brot and Michael McKee

2012 – Senior Umpire of the Year – Nic Wassbauer; Junior Umpire of the Year – Liviano Canil

2011 – Senior Umpire of the Year – Chloe Elston; Junior Umpire of the Year – Jacob Barker

2008 – Senior Umpire of the Year – Sean Austin

2007 – Senior Umpire of the Year – Justin Taron

— Submitted by OMB

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