ALBUQUERQUE ― The New Mexico Activities Association announces that the Bosque Boys Head Golf Coach Anthony Strippoli has been recognized as the Compete with Class award recipient for the month of April.
Strippoli showed honesty and integrity when he identified an error on one of his student-athletes’ scores.
“In today’s world of ‘win at any cost’ many coaches would have ignored the error. He, however, brought the error to the official’s attention knowing that his player would be disqualified and his team would be impacted,” Jim Robbins wrote in an email. “He acted in a very responsible manner and his actions reflect very well on Bosque School,” Robbins said.
Strippoli did what the game of golf asks all participants to do, which is to “protect the field”.
Sportsmanship is defined by the NMAA as the act of treating others in a respectful manner, taking personal accountability for ones actions, and responding with integrity while engaged in competition.
The NMAA would like to thank and recognize Coach Strippoli for setting a great example for the state of New Mexico.
His act of sportsmanship exemplifies the true ideals of the Compete with Class Sportsmanship Initiative – respect, integrity, and responsibility. More information regarding the “Compete with Class” sportsmanship initiative can be found on the NMAA website.
Note that the NMAA will announce a monthly honoree throughout the remainder of the 2014-2015 school year. Questions regarding this announcement can be directed to Dusty Young, NMAA Associate Director, at 505.977.5385.