Coaches of the Utah Athletic Association awarded Valley baseball coach Joseph Sorensen with the prestigious Coach of the Year Award for 2017-2018. It is an award not to be taken lightly, as it is one that many coaches will not have the opportunity to receive. It is an appreciation award for outstanding service and unselfish devotion to inter-scholastic activities.

So, what are some of the keys or secrets to the success of a coach?

Sorenson attests it is a team effort, as Lance Peterson, Marvin Hoyt and Lyle Goulding have assisted and “stepped up to the plate.” 

One statement describes keys to being a successful coach. “A good coach builds a team, a great coach builds character.”

These young coaches have shined when they needed to shine, stepped up when they needed to step up.

Some of the life lessons coaches teach, the things that will be remembered for years to come, can be summed up by Pat Summitt. “By doing things when you are too tired, by pushing yourself farther than you thought you could – like running the track after a two-hour practice – you become a competitor. Each time you go beyond your perceived limit, you become mentally stronger.”

Thanks to the coaches in the lives of the youth, who look to you for example, counsel and strength. You have earned the award Joseph Sorensen!

The community looks forward to many great moments, on and off the field, in these young men you have so successfully coached. Thank you.