JOHN R. SCHMIDLIN AWARD

The MFCA is taking nominations for the Schmidlin Award to be handed out at the Lobster Bowl on July 20. This award was extremely important to Coach Haley and we would like to make sure it continues on as part of Maine High School Football. There will be 1 recipient from each class….
You need to respond to me with your nomination by
Monday June 24 at midnight.
A list of nominees will be sent out with voting instructions on June 25.
All coaches need to vote by July 1.

Here are the qualifications as laid out by Coach Haley:
JOHN R. SCHMIDLIN AWARD

MAINE FOOTBALL COACHES:
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN- TIME TO MAKE NOMINATIONS FOR THE JOHN R. SCHMIDLIN AWARD, AND VOTE FOR THE RECIPIENTS.
EACH HEAD FOOTBALL COACH IN MAINE, IN EACH CLASS, IS ASKED TO NOMINATE A PLAYER WHO HE FEELS MEETS THE CRITERIA AND IS DESERVING OF THE AWARD. WHETHER YOU NOMINATE A PLAYER OR NOT, EACH HEAD COACH IS ASKED TO VOTE ON THE NOMINEES FROM YOUR CLASS.
THROUGH THE YEARS, THIS HAS BECOME A PRESTIGIOUS AWARD. THE AWARD IS PRESENTED AT THE MAINE SHRINE LOBSTER BOWL GAME- THIS YEAR BEING HELD AT THORNTON ACADEMY ON JULY 20 . THIS ALLOWS US TO HIGHLIGHT THIS GREAT GAME OF FOOTBALL AS WELL AS RECOGNIZE FOUR OUTSTANDING HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS FROM AROUND THE STATE. PLEASE MAKE THIS A STATE-WIDE REPRESENTATION BY VOTING.
THIS AWARD IS PRESENTED TO THE SENIOR FOOTBALL PLAYER FROM EACH CLASS BASED ON THE FOLLOWING:
1. GOOD CITIZENSHIP
2. TEAM PLAYER
3.LOYALTY
4. RELIABILITY
5. OVERALL PERFORMANCE
AS STATED- HEAD COACHES NOMINATE AND VOTE FOR PL;AYERS IN THEIR CLASS BASED ON THE CRITERIA LISTED ABOVE. THIS NOT A DUPLICATION OF THE FITZY. THE CRITERIA IS DIFFERENT AND IT IS VOTED ON BY THE COACHES ALONE.
JOHN SCHMIDLIN, HIMSELF, SELECTED THE CRITERIA. JOHN WAS A LONG-TIME COACH AND ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AT GARDINER HIGH SCHOOL AND WAS ALSO THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE MAINE COACHES ASSOCIATION FOR MANY YEARS.
COACHES YOUR NOMINATIONS NEED TO BE SENT TO:
michael.hathaway@msad52.org
Include player’s name, coach’s name, school, and a letter of recommendation.
YOUR COOPERATION AND QUICK ATTENTION IS APPRECIATED!
AGAIN- THANK YOU FOR YOU COOPERATION AND YOUR QUICK ATTENTION TO THIS MATTER.

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