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Longtime Philly women’s umpire and trainer Coffman honored with Distinguished Service Award

Monday, 15th March 2010

Categories Features, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/15/10

Nancy Coffman, who has been involved in women’s lacrosse umpiring for 35 years in the Philadelphia area, was recently honored as a recipient of the 2010 National Emeritus and Distinguished National Service Award.

Coffman was one of six honored at the US Lacrosse National Convention in January in Baltimore. A speech was given by Ericka Leslie on behalf of the Philadelphia Women’s Lacrosse Umpires Association (PWLUA).

Coffman, of Super Region III, was especially recognized for her many years of service to the Philadelphia chapter and the training of new and youth umpires.

Leslie prepared the speech along with Philadelphia Joan Wagner, Jen O’Donnell, Kim Basner and MariAnn Wilson. Coffman is known for her passion and ability to work with high school students who are being trained to umpire youth games, her ability to get along with everyone and serve as an inspiration to all and her joy of umpiring at any level.

Among Coffman’s many contributions are (currently): the Rules interpreter for the State of Delaware, a trainer of the majority of the Youth and New umpires in Philadelphia areas and a Clinician for many International clinics.

In the past, she was: a Local Board Chair for Philadelphia, a Representative to the PA Chapter of USL, a WDOC Competitions Committee, a USL Convention Speaker, an NUC Member (1993-99), a Member of the WDOC Executive Committee and the co-founder of the volunteer girls youth association in West Chester.


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