The “Coach Sue Award” is a tribute to Susan Marie (McCullen) Rupp’s incomparable four decades of service to the Pine Hill Youth Association.
“Coach Sue” volunteered as a team scorekeeper, coach, and manager through her years, in addition to serving on the organization’s Executive Board as Treasurer and Vice President. She coached both girls and boys in softball, baseball, and soccer. Susan worked tirelessly to help with organizing parades, hosting tournaments, and chairing successful fundraising efforts for the association, including craft shows, fairs, and local business sponsorships.
Susan’s unprecedented dedication and service inspired others to give back to the association every day, in every way. After her passing, the “Coach Sue Award” was a first-of-its kind tribute, which was created to honor the dedicated group of coaches who support the Pine Hill Youth Association.
The award reads:
“The recipient of this award is a person with longevity, dedication, admiration, and love for the Pine Hill Youth Association. Through the eyes of “Coach Sue,” you did everything and anything for the children and the program.”
Recipients receive a plaque on “Opening Day” and their names are placed on the “Coach Sue Wall,” which serves as a constant reminder that they each upheld the commitment of “Coach Sue.”
2016 Coach Sue AwardChristina Dailey, Sandy WilliamsSee images »
2015 Coach Sue AwardDonna Bowers, Ruth McCullen (Susan's mother)See images »
2014 Coach Sue AwardPaul Bowers, Tedd TeschnerSee images »
2013 Coach Sue AwardRandy HimesSee images »
2012 Coach Sue AwardKen Ross, Norman RuppSee images »
2011 Coach Sue AwardPat Hughes, Pat Bruno, Karen Stoever-Harris, Bob HarrisSee images »
“Coach Sue Award” lovingly dedicated and donated by the Pine Hill Youth Association
“Coach Sue Wall” designed and created by Walt and Randy Himes