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Cohoes athletic director honored by New York State Athletic Administrators AssociationTom Kostrzebski

March 29, 2016—Tom Kostrzebski was one of 11 athletic administrators who received a chapter award at the New York State Athletic Administrators Association’s Roy O’Neill Awards Banquet on March 17. Kostrzebski was selected by colleagues from the 85 school districts representing Section 2.

The Athletic Director Administrator of the Year chapter awards are designated for NYSAAA members who have “made an outstanding contribution to athletics over the years.” The recipients have all “shown evidence of devotion and idealism to athletics through the NYSAAA and have demonstrated their influence and power in the promotion of athletics in a positive manner.”

As the Cohoes athletic director administrator, Tom has served as Suburban Council Wrestling Chairman, Section 2 Wrestling Assistant Chairman, Section 2 Modified Committee (Foothills Council Representative), Foothills Council Officer and Colonial Council Officer.

“Tom is an exceptional athletic director who always acts in the best interest of our student athletes,” said Dr. Jennifer Spring, Superintendent. “We are incredibly proud of his accomplishments and leadership as the athletic director administrator in Cohoes.”

Locally, Kostrzebski is overseeing the introduction of a unified sports program in Cohoes to bring student athletes with and without intellectual disabilities together on the same team. He also works collaboratively with the Cohoes Mastodon Challenge race committee to promote the annual 15K and 5K race held annually in May. In addition, he recruits volunteers for the event.

“We are all proud of Tom for his accomplishments,” said High School Co-principal Bryan Wood. “He is dedicated to Cohoes and is always going the extra mile for our athletes.”

Kostrzebski became a Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA) through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association in March, 2013. He has been the athletic director/assistant principal in Cohoes for the last 9 years.