The Alan Albergaria Coaching Award
About the award
Alan Albergaria, December 4, 1965 - March 27, 2020
Coaches are integral to our organization. Without them, we simply could not operate. They are the ones who make our mission of providing an enjoyable, safe and quality soccer experience for our kids a reality.
Coaches bring our vision of integrity, sportsmanship and teamwork to life.
And some do this effortlessly. With enthusiasm. With dedication. With passion.
Our coaches deserve to be celebrated. This is why, in 2021, we established the Alan Albergaria Coaching Award. This award is presented annually to a coach who has gone above and beyond for the children of South County and the South County Youth Soccer Club.
The coach who inspired the award
Nominating and Awarding Coaches
Each year any member of our Club can nominate a coach - past or present - to receive the coaching award.
Nominees must have volunteered as a coach for the SCYSC Recreational or Competitive program and should demonstrate the following attributes:
Selecting a Winner
The Director of Coaching will present all nominees to the Board of Directors in December. The Board of Directors will vote on a final recipient in January/February.
The award will be presented to the winner in February/March.
How to Nominate Someone
Send your nomination to our Director of Coaching, Mark Wholey, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include the person's name and the reason(s) why the Coach is deserving of the award. Specific examples / anecdotes are encouraged.
Michael Imbriglio, Oct 27, 1964 - Feb 7, 2021
2021: Michael Imbriglio
Michael coached youth soccer for 18 years. Coach Mike genuinely cared about pushing everyone to reach their fullest potential. On any team he coached, no child was left overlooked, without a ride, without cleats, shin guards, a ball, or anything else they needed to participate. No matter what the circumstance was, he made sure every child had the opportunity to play and gain values of teamwork, discipline, and respect that extended well beyond the game of soccer. Coach Mike volunteered to coach any team in need of a leader, regardless of age group, gender, or skill level. We are incredibly grateful he chose to be a part of our Club and are honored to present his family with the inaugural SCYSC Alan Albergaria Coaching Award.
2022: Ryan baird
Ryan began volunteering as a coach in North Kingstown more than ten years ago first with his son's teams, and then with his daughter's teams when she became old enough to play. In 2022 Ryan started a SCYSC U16 boys team that would enable seventeen South Kingstown kids to play locally with their friends in addition to playing with their premier/school teams. In addition to coaching the U16 Boys team, he has also coached U10-U12 girls futsal teams and led Winter Academy training for the Club for the past two winter seasons. When Ryan is not coaching for South, he is working with the Curtis Corner Middle School (CCMS) Boys Team and with his daughter’s Rams FC team, as an assistant coach for both teams.
Parents and players describe Coach Ryan as knowledgeable, positive, strategic, passionate, and caring. He is a positive role model and mentor and always takes the time to listen and support his players, thinking about their strengths and weaknesses and helping them become better players. One parent said, "Coach Ryan is a family and community person. Ryan represents South County Youth Soccer in the best way."