LI BLITZ.com names Coach Hansen the Long Island Coach of the Year.
Posted Wednesday, December 10, 2008 by Michael Konsevitch
LIBLITZ.COM has named Head Coach Mike Hansen the LIBLITZ.com Coach of the Year. That is a huge honor as there are over 100 Head Football Coaches on Long Island. Coach Hansen in his sixth season and his staff guided the Thunderbirds to its first playoff berth in 14 years and their first Long Island Championship in 16 years. The Thunderbirds 10-2 record made them only the second team in school history to win 10 games and they were only the second team to win a Long Island title joining the 1992 team.
You will not find a more deserving individual than Coach Hansen. The epitome of class, everyday he does something for the Connetquot Football Program, whether its during the season or in the off-season. He is constantly working towards making the entire program better and the young football players are always his main focus. Hansen believes in hard work, doing the right thing, believing in each other, and that great things happen to great people. He is right. His enthusiasm, generosity, selflessness, leadership, and kindness has rubbed off on his staff and players. Hansen puts a lot of heart and passion into the T-Bird Nation sacrificing a lot throughout the entire year.
In only his sixth season as Head Coach of the Connetquot Football Program, he is a Long Island Champion, a Long Island Coach of the Year, and the leader of a team that was the receipient of the Sportsmanship Award for exhibiting the best sportsmanship in Suffolk County Division I Football for this past season. Outstanding achievements! Congratulations to a phenomenal coach and an even better person.
Check out liblitz.com. It, also, named Jeremy Leggiero the Long Island Class I Defensive Player of the Year. Leggiero and Jon Sternbach were named to their All-Long Island team and Joe Zuco and Justin Bertone were named as Honorable Mention. They also have all of the Long Island Statistical Leaders updated in many categories. See where many of the T-Birds finished offensively and defensively.