(December 27, 2002) — Longtime high school coach Ed Nietopski, soccer star
Abby Wambach and tennis phenom Marcus Fugate headline the award winners to
be honored by the Rochester Press-Radio Club at the 54th Day of Champions
The dinner will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Riverside Convention
Nietopski, the Bishop Kearney legend who is in his 40th year of coaching
high school sports, will receive the prestigious Maj. Donald Holleder Award.
Nietopski, who also coached at Cardinal Mooney, has a 517-310 career
won-lost record and is just 11 victories away from becoming the winningest
basketball coach in Section V basketball history.
Holleder award honors the memory of the former Aquinas three-sport star who
was killed in the Vietnam War while trying to save the lives of several
soldiers in his command.
MAX SCHULTE FILE PHOTO 2001
Bishop Kearney’s Ed Nietopski, in his 40th
year coaching high school basketball, will receive the Holleder award from
the Rochester Press-Radio Club. Nietopski is just 11 victories away from
becoming the winningest basketball coach in Section V history.