H.S. Track: South Hadley’s Nick Davis earns MIAA Coach of the Year honors

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Published: 1/12/2022 4:28:28 PM
Modified: 1/12/2022 4:27:42 PM

Nick Davis' stellar coaching job at South Hadley High School didn't go unnoticed last year.

Davis was honored as the MIAA Girls Outdoor Track Coach of the Year for the 2020-21 season, it was announced this week. He was the lone Western Mass. coach to win a Coach of the Year award.

Davis led the Tigers to a 21st place finish at the West/Central Div. 2 meet at Lunenburg High School last spring.

The award seeks to recognize coaches who had an impact on the lives of student-athletes by encouraging them to succeed as well as helping develop their self confidence, ambition and work ethic. The MIAA also says that award candidates should have a record of encouraging student-athletes to be well-rounded and have a reputation for fair play and good sportsmanship.  

“My philosophy in coaching is that the student-athletes are always ready to learn more about the sport of track and field, but in doing so, they are learning more about themselves than anything else," Davis said in a statement released by the MIAA. "It is a sport that forces you to have self-discipline, commitment, self-confidence and a desire to improve if you want to be successful. This translates directly to the real world and the classroom every day. Each workout is an opportunity to grow mentally just as much as it is physically. Completing each workout is another small step towards achieving your long term goals. It’s a privilege to be able to coach and be a part of the growth of each student-athlete.”


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