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Monday, March 7, 2011

Coach of the Year - For Virtue

Patrick McCaskey, co-owner of the NFL Chicago Bears, and Sports Faith International presented the Coach of the Year - Virtues of St Paul Award to Coach Dan Duddy on February 27, 2011.

Dan is the head football coach at Monsignor Donovan High School in Toms River NJ and a member of the SportsLeader Character Coaches Association.

Dan coaches at a Catholic School and he does an amazing job of blending virtue, mentoring, toughness, faith and spirituality into his coaching. He involves his entire staff in the mentoring and virtue in a way that is simply inspiring.

We are so proud of Dan, his staff, his team ad the great work they are all doing. Congrats Coach!

On the award it reads:
Coach Duddy is a Catholic role model who exemplifies his Christian life by living the Virtues of St. Paul. By Building APOSTLES through self-reflection the following are experienced by his players: Discipline, Concentration, Respect for School Rules, Excellence in effort of competition, Leadership, Confidence, Fair Play, Teamwork, Sacrifice, Determination, Resilience and Respect for Others.

It is great to see coaches being rewarded for building character and virtue on and off the field.

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