LOCAL TEACHER WINS COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD 10/10/2017 5:07:34 PM
A local St. Thomas teacher has been honoured for his dedication and commitment to students in high school. Athletic Director and Physical Education Department Head at St. Joseph's Catholic High School Richard Mommersteeg is the recipient of this year's London & Area Sports Council - Spirit of Sport Interscholastic Coach of the Year.
Mommersteeg was nominated for the award by two members of his staff.
Mommersteeg says he feels that teacher coaches volunteer their time because they love what they do, not to win awards.
Mommersteeg says he feels that physical education and school sports play a big role in the education system and allows the coaches to teach the students things outside of the classroom.
Over his 32 year career Mommersteeg has coached basketball, hockey, volleyball, golf and soccer.