In the photo above is Dan Timmerman, Stan McCoy, Jr., and John Hart
by David Miller
Loveland, Ohio – At the December 15 City Council Meeting, Recreation Board Members John Hart and Dan Timmerman presented the Stan McCoy Sr. Community Service Award to Stan McCoy Jr.
The Stan McCoy Sr. Award is presented annually, with the criteria that nominees be “persons of quality and integrity, who with love and enthusiasm for the Loveland area, have worked to sustain and improve the community.”
Stan McCoy, Jr. said after being honored, “Thank you very much. This is a great honor. Any time I can get something from my dad… because like he’s… like on a high pedestal. I wish I was more like him. He was one of a kind. My dad taught me and I try to tell kids this when I coach them too. ‘Always try your best. You might get outscored sometimes, but you never lose.’ I want to thank everyone. Thank you very much. You know, I really appreciate it. Thank you.”
Nominees must also have been active participants for at least three years in recreation, park, or environmental activities which benefit the City of Loveland.
The award, which was named after Stan’s father, has come to symbolize involvement in youth sports. As the nomination letter for Stan Jr. said, “Everything that Stan McCoy Sr. meant to the Loveland Community, could only be matched by the career of his son, Stan McCoy Jr. With over thirty (30) years in coaching youth football and basketball, and 25 years in coaching track, Stan McCoy Jr. has touched the lives of many youth.”
Recreation Board Chairman, John Hart said during the presentation, “Stan McCoy’s tireless and selfless dedication in service to Loveland has made this a better place to grow up for generations of young people. We humbly thank him for his efforts.” Hart added, that the “Recreation Board received numerous nominees, each worthy of the award, it was just hard to top Stan.”
Listen as John Hart presents the Stan McCoy Sr. Community Service Award to Stan McCoy, Jr.
Listen to Stan McCoy, Jr’s remarks after receiving the award named after his father.
For more background on Stan McCoy Jr., read this tribute written by in 2015 by Loveland Magazine Staff Reporter Cam Louder.