During a ceremony on November 23 in the Lucy Hurlin Theatre, the Coach’s Award for the ConVal Cougars Football Team was officially renamed the Steve Bartsch Award.
Coach Bartsch (center) retired from coaching this year after nearly two decades of coaching. Bartsch started with the Cougars as an assistant coach in 1991 and took over as head coach five years later. Bartsch was the head coach until 2005 and, except for a brief hiatus from the team, has served as a coach in a variety of functions since then.
The first two recipients of the Steve Bartsch Award were Josh Curran and Jon Byam (pictured).