Mission Statement

"Section 2 of the NYSPHSAA, Inc. will be a source of information, provide guidance, governance and support for all member schools.  We will follow the rules and guidelines of the State Education Department and the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.  Our primary goal is to provide safe quality experiences which foster sportsmanship for our student-athletes, coaches, fans and school communities.  Through interscholastic athletic participation our student-athletes will learn valuable life lessons."

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NYSAAA Distinguished Service to Athletics Award

At the April 25th Athletic Council meeting, Dave Sunkes and Blaine Drescher presented Marisa Jacques with the New York State Athletic Administrators Association's 

Distinguished Service to Athletics Award.  Marisa's passion and devotion to Section 2 sports is appreciated by parents, coaches and especially the student-athletes.  She is 

always on the sidelines rain, snow, sun, whatever the weather is. The student-athletes are thrilled when she is covering their game.  After the game, they can't wait to

get home and see themselves on Marisa's program.   Congratulations and Thanks Marisa

                                       Presentation Photo   In the photo with Marisa is Blaine Drescher, the NYSAAA Awards Representative and Ed Dopp, Section 2 Executive Director

Regional Basketball Games - Schedule Update

Sectional Class C basketball update:

The games scheduled for Friday, March 7th at Saratoga HS have been postponed due due the impending storm.  
The games are rescheduled for the same place and times on Thursday March 8th.


NFHS Awards Given to Section 2 Coaches

At the Section 2 Athletic Council meeting on Wednesday, April 25th, several Section 2 Coaches received NFHS Coach of the Year Awards.

Every year the National Federation of High Schools awards State, Section and National Coach of the Year Awards.  This year, for the 2016-2017 year NYSPHSAA nominated 22 coaches for these awards.  Of the 22, five (5) Section 2 coaches were recipients of the various awards.  These are very prestigious awards and all of the Coaches very deserving.  Congratulations.

The following is a breakdown of the awards and photo of each of the presentations:

Five (5) Section 2 Coaches received the NFHS State Coach of the Year Award - Certificate

  • Doug Luke, Cambridge HS - Football    Presentation Photo -  In the photo with Doug are Ed Dopp, Section 2 Executive Director and Chris Culnan, Section 2 President
  • Gary Holtz, Burnt Hills/Ballston Lake HS - Softball    Presentation Photo -  In the photo with Gary are Ed Dopp, Chris Culnan and Joe Scalise, BH/BL Athletic Director
  • Gary Bynon, Burnt Hills/Ballston Lake HS - Girls Volleyball   Presentation Photo -  In the photo with Gary are Ed Dopp, Chris Culnan and Joe Scalise.
  • Craig Phillips, Fort Plain HS - Baseball  Presentation Photo -  In the photo with Craig are Ed Dopp, Chris Culnan and Charlie Karker, Ft. Plain Athletic Director
  • Thomas Gladd, Voorheesville HS - Boys Golf  Presentation Photo -  In the photo with Tom are Ed Dopp, Chris Culnan and Joe Sapienza, Voorheesville Athletic Director

Three (3) of these five (5) Coaches also received the NFHS Northeast Section/Region Coach of the Year Award - Certificate.  The Northeast Section consists of New York, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont and Maine.

  • Gary Bynon
  • Craig Phillips
  • Thomas Gladd

Two (2) of these Coaches also received the NFHS National Coach of the Year Award - Plaque.  The Plaques were not available at the time of the meeting and will be given to the coaches at a later date.

  • Craig Phillips
  • Thomas Gladd

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