Annual Awards

     Every year American Youth Football proudly hands out awards to the those men and women who represent the true dedication, sportsmanship, commitment and passion required to lead our next generation.

     Read on below for a list of the annual coach and volunteer awards and read more about American Youth Football's Hall of Fame award winners.

 

2014 Award Recipients

AYF All American Division Football Coach of the Year - Keefe Matheny-IE Ducks 14U-Desert Pacific Region

AYF National Division Football Coach of the Year - Ronald Gray

AYC Cheer coach of the Year - Tanya Alexander 

AYC Dance/Step coach of the Year - Paisley McGhee 

AYF Volunteer of the Year - James McKinney

AYC Volunteer of the Year - Kelly Frazier

Academic Achievement Alliance of the Year - Greater Phoenix AYF 

AYF Giving Back- Southwest Region 

Most Gold Medal Rankings - Big East Region 

 

 2013 Award Recipients

AYF All American Division Football Coach of the Year - Angela Lambson-Winston Salem Tiny Rams 8th grade All American-Atlantic Region

AYF National Division Football Coach of the Year - Dennis Harding-Parkside Warriors Jr Midgets-Big East Region 

AYC Cheer coach of the Year - Vicki Bishoff-Hunterdon Huskies-Big East Region 

AYF Volunteer of the Year - Lou Montanaro-NJAYF-AYF National Allstars

AYC Volunteer of the Year - Tammy Gagne-New Hampshire-New England Region

Academic Achievement Alliance of the Year - Central Texas AYF 

AYF Giving Back- Phoenix AYF feeding America donated over a 2,000 pounds of food

AYF Scholastic League of the Year- San Diego AYF-Desert Pacific Region

 

 2012 Award Recipients

AYF National Division Football Coach of the Year -  Anthony Robinson 

. AYF All American Division Football Coach of the Year - Todd Peterson 

. AYC Cheer coach of the Year - Linda Atkins 

AYC Volunteer of the Year - Adrienne Marko

AYF Volunteer of the Year - Phil Lomax

Academic Achievement Alliance of the Year - Central Texas AYF
 
AYF Giving Back - Desert Pacific Region
 

2011 Award Recipients

Academic Conference of the Year: New Jersey AYF 

. Kraft FIght Hunger Giving Back to the Community League of the Year Award Winner: New Jersey AYF - Jersey Shore.

. Cheer Coach of Year: Mindy Doyle - Howell, NJ

. National Division Football Coach of the Year: Alan Money, SEV Thunder, Phoenix AYF 

. All American Division Football Coach of the Year: Parris Pisiona, Steel Canyon Cougars, San Diego Youth Football Conference

. AYC Volunteer of Year: Julie Bolton

. AYF Volunteer of Year: Kim Scott

 

 2010 Award Recipients

Volunteer of The Year:  
Deb Smith - New Hampshire Youth Football & Spirit Conference

. Football Coach of The Year:         

- All-American Division
: Joe Cianflone - Mint Hill, NC         

-National Division: 
Curtis Covington - Forest Park, MD

Cheer Coach of The Year: 
Kathy Robinson - Oak Grove, CA

Giving Back to the Community Association and Conference of The Year:

         Garden Grove Falcons 
Pacific Coast Conference, CA
. President: Dean Pilaconis

Academic Association of The Year
: New Hampshire Youth Football & Spirit Conference


 

2009 Award Recipients

Volunteer of The Year: 
Andy & Linda Vanti, New Hampshire

Football Coach of The Year:         

- All-American Division:  Steve Miller - Aspetuk Wildcats, Connecticut

Cheer Coach of The Year: Tina McCarthy - Westford LIttleton, Massachusettes

Giving Back to the Community Organization of The Year:
 NH Youth Football & Spirit Conference


 

2008 Award Recipients   

Volunteer of The Year: 
Dee Grayer- Chandler, Arizona

Football Coach of The Year:         

All-American Division:  Mike Gomez- Osceola Panthers, Florida         

National Division - Cheerleader Coach of The Year- Mary Nessling- Chicagoland, Il

Giving Back to the Community Organization of The Year:
 Chandler Youth Football and Cheer

 

2007 Award Recipients

.Volunteer of The Year: Mike Taylor, Harvard, MA

Football Coach of The Year:        

All-American Division 
: Jim Dihu, Park Ridge Il

National Division: Mike Fairfax, Charlotte, North CA

Cheerleader Coach of The Year
: Michael Shannon - Bedford, NH

 

2006 Awards Recipients

Volunteer of The Year: 
 Diane Cecchetti - NH

Football Coach of The Year:         

All-American Division:  Lenny Bacarella - Monroe, CT        

National Division - Dean Pilaconis - El Segundo, CA

Cheerleading Coach of the Year 


Large Squad: Bonnie Pietragallo – Westford, MA



Small Squad: Anna Johnson - Leyden, IL

Giving Back to the Community Organization of The Year:
 Monroe  Little Lions, CT

Giving Back Team of the Year: Wildwood Seminoles , IL

 

   2005 Awards Recipients

Volunteer of the Year: Dave Bickel - Halifax, PA

League Giving Back Award of the Year: Palos Verdes Football and Cheer, Palos Verdes, CA

Community Giving Back Award of the Year:  San Diego Youth Football and Cheer, San Diego, CA

Academic Team of the Year: Needham Eagles - Needham Jr. Football - Needham, MA

Football Coach of the Year:           

National Division- Dennis Beatty: New Britain, Connecticut

        All-American Division- Mike Scalzo: Ridgefield, Connecticut

Cheerleading Coach of the Year: Pam Cronauer - San Diego, CA

 

2004 Awards Recipients     

Volunteer of the Year: Randy Workman - Mountaineer Youth Football and Cheer, Bridgeport, WV

Football Coach of the Year: Pete Tauvela - Alvarado Patriots, San Diego Youth Football, CA


Cheerleading Coach of the Year: Carolyn Gray - Metro Youth Sports, Ft Wayne, IN 


Academic Team of the Year: Westchester Raiders Football and Cheerleaders, Chicagoland, Ill 


. Giving Back to Community Team of Year: Nate Foster - End Zone Club, Cincinnati, OH

 

2003 Awards Recipients     

Coach of the Year Football: Reggie Wayland, Springfield, VA

Coach of the Year Cheer: Sandee Adragna, Tucson, AZ

Volunteer of the Year : Charlie Brunner,   Blakeslee, PA  (Youth Association of Pocono Mountain)

Academic Team of the Year: Halifax, PA — Dave Bickel

Giving Back to Community Team of the Year: Halifax, PA — Dave Bickel

 

2002 Award Recipients   

 Coach of the Year: Ken Beamon- Hamilton Bulldogs – Hamilton  Youth Football, Hamilton, OH

 Cheer Coach of the Year:  Cathy Burris- Redondo Beach, CA

 Volunteer of the Year: Craig Giunta, Cherry Hill, NJ

 National Scholastic Champion: Halifax Bobcats- Halifax, PA

 

2001 Award Recipients

 AYF Coach of the Year: Jeff Hathaway, coach of the Bridgeport Little Indians of Bridgeport, WV

 AYF Cheerleader Coach of the Year: 
Stacy Brown Tri-County Central New York

 AYF Volunteer of The Year: Dave Gillot, Mountaineer Youth Football Conference WV

 

2000 Awards Recipients     

. AYF Football Coach of The Year: Tony Truscello- Wallkill youth football

AYF Cheerleader Coach of The Year: Shelley Mitchell- Mountaineer Conference- WV

AYF Volunteer of The Year: Lori Luthe, Cherry Hill, New Jersey Midget Football League

 

1999 Awards Recipients     

 AYF Coach of The Year : Scotty "Bear" Adams, Little League Terriers- Vinton, VA

 AYF Cheerleader Coach of The Year: Paula Bennett, Clarksburg Little Eagles Jr. Rangers, WV