Wednesday, Jun 19th

Jennifer Roane Named Coach of the Year by the NFHS

coachroaneScarsdale Coach Jennifer Roane has been named the Coach of the Year by the National Federation of High Schools for her coaching of Boys Tennis. Commenting on the honor, Roane said, “I'm honored to receive the recognition. I have enjoyed coaching at SHS over the past 29 years.”

Announcing the award, Scarsdale’s Athletic Director Ray Pappalardi said, “Jen Roane has been named NFHS Coach of the Year in New York State for Boys' Tennis. While Jen could be recognized for any of the sports she coaches, her accomplishments in Boys' Tennis span decades. Please join me in congratulating Jen for this incredible level of recognition.”

Roane’s record has been truly exceptional. This year she took the boys doubles team of Jack Reis and Sam Saeed to the state championships at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens where they prevailed.

Even more impressive, for the past two years the Girls Varsity Tennis team, under the direction of Coach Roane won the New York State Team Championship at the National Tennis Cente. The team has not lost a match in the past five years. The girl's team now has a record of 77 straight wins and they have been team champions in 2021, 2022 and 2023. It doesn’t get much better than that.

But the criteria for the Coach of the Year Award is not just about winning. Here is the list of what is considered to win this award:

1. Having coached during the 2023-2024 school year or having been retired no more than one year.
2. Having coached 10+ years, BUT not a must
3. Have a good win / loss coaching record, BUT not a must.
4. Have served on league and / or sectional committees for their sport
5. Be a positive role model within their school and community.

The committee is trying to recognize coaches that have made outstanding contributions to their sport via their school, section, and community over their years of coaching.

Congratulations to Coach Jennifer Roane!

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