October 1, 2016
ENYYSA names Iandolo boys competitive coach of year
Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association has announced that Dover Terminators coach Tony Iandolo was named its boys competitive coach of the year.
Iandolo will receive his award at Eastern New York's holiday party at Marina del Rey in the Bronx Sunday, Dec. 4.
The Terminators play in the East Hudson Youth Soccer League.
Iandolo was nominated by his wife Stacey, who wrote, “After taking over the coaching duties for the Dover Terminators six years ago, I have seen him devote his time and energy to developing the morale, physical conditioning and love of soccer in his team, of which our son is a player.
Stacey Iandolo wrote that her husband is a New York City public school teacher.
“His commute from Wingdale to work is over 2 1/2 hours every day, five days a week," she added. "He has soccer practices two evenings and Saturday mornings. It’s not easy to work with kids all day and still have the enthusiasm to train youngsters on a soccer field. It takes a very unique person to do that with an ever-present smile on his face.
“His positive attitude is infectious and he has taken the team from winless seasons to division champs two years in a row. He is a fantastic role model to his players who genuinely respect and care about him. Tony is a natural at motivating his players who quickly respond. He accentuates the positive and helps them learn from their mistakes. He makes them want to do better, to win, to make him proud…I am very proud of all his efforts and accomplishments and even more proud to be his wife.“