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Ryan Betrus Named NYS Coach of the Year

Dear NCS Family,

I wanted to let you know that Mr. Ryan Betrus (click here) was recently named the 2020-2021 New York State Small School Soccer Coach of the Year by United Soccer Coaches. The honor comes after an undefeated season (12-0-0) in which the Naples Big Green defeated the Geneseo Blue Devils to bring home a Section V Class C2 Championship. The title was the first for Naples in 20 years, and its 12th overall.

When commenting on the honor, Mr. Parzych (Naples Athletic Director) said, “Coach Betrus puts a tremendous amount of dedication and passion into the Big Green Boys Soccer Program, and he regularly produces student-athletes who are successful in the classroom and on the field.” Echoing similar sentiments, Senior Captain Ben Green added, “Coach Betrus pushes us to work hard on the field and in the classroom. His passion for soccer and his drive to win are huge reasons for why Big Green Soccer has seen such success over the last few years.”

The Coach of the Year Award for Mr. Betrus is not an accident—it is an example of what is possible when someone operationalizes a commitment to excellence. Congratulations, Mr. Betrus, on this well-deserved recognition!

Matt Frahm