Bob-L'Homme

Bob L'Homme

ATTLEBORO — Bishop Feehan High track coach Bob L’Homme and field hockey coach Marinna Emond have been cited by the Positive Coaching Alliance of New England as its “Double Goal” award-winners for the 2018-19 season.

The award is presented to coaches who strive to win while also pursuing the even more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports. Both coaches were nominated by a player, parent, or fellow coach, supported by multiple testimonials, and impressed the awards committee with their commitment to helping develop “better athletes and better people” through sports.

L’Homme is a “master coach who enthusiastically develops young athletes as athletes and as people,” said the PCA.

“He is known for instilling respect in his athletes. His athletes are known for their genuine respect for themselves, their teammates, opponents, and the game — coaches, officials, and the community.”

The PCA recognized L’Homme for his “focus on effort and hard work over scoreboard results. Bob’s mentorship of his athletes continues well beyond high school, they continue to seek him out through and after college, and that is the greatest compliment an athlete can pay a coach.”

Emond was honored for “inspiring (her players) to love the game and care about one another,” while serving the community with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s program.

The PCA provides resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes. PCA is committed to supporting the development of character, grit, discipline, teamwork, resilience in young athletes through sports done right.

PCA gains support from a National Advisory Board comprised of top coaches, athletes, leaders, sports and developmental psychologists.

Peter Gobis may be reached at 508-236-0375

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