Honor a Coach

Coaching for a Cure

Each season, hundreds of volunteers in Ann Arbor offer their time and energy to coach our youth sports teams through Rec & Ed. Bob Schoeni is one of these dedicated and beloved coaches. He has coached almost ten years of girls’ soccer, field hockey and softball, and many girls in Ann Arbor know him as “Coach Bob.” Through Coaching for a Cure, parents honor a coach or group of coaches…

Gallery of Honored Coaches

2022  Coach Chrissy Flaherty 6th-8th grade boys soccer team representing Clague, Scarlett and A2STEAM!! Coaches JR Leonard and Neal Naughton Lawton 1st Grade soccer team! Coaches Paul Ranalli and Mollie Olinyk Eberwhite 3rd Grade Girls soccer team! Coaches Larry Mercier and Dave Thomas Lawton Bryant 2nd Grade Boys soccer team! Coach Geoff Mayers Ann Arbor …

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One Coach’s Story

At the beginning of this fall season, I was looking for a way to get the boys thinking about issues broader than soccer or sports. Beneath the 8 year-old machismo, they are a caring bunch, and I thought it would be nice to get them involved in some form of charitable activity. And then the formation of A2A3 prompted the following idea.