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Jack Williams Memorial Leadership Award

Adjutant Jack Williams led the Department of North Dakota for 49 years before his death in 1967. Aware that proper adult leadership is an important component of success, Williams encouraged qualified men to work in the program. To honor Williams' memory, this award is presented to the manager and coach of the national championship team as outstanding representatives of adult leadership.

2014 Jack Williams Memorial Leadership Award Recipients

Manager Dennis Barth and coaches Josh Copskey, William Gore, Steve Mondile and Michael Rucci, Brooklawn, NJ Post 72

Past Recipients

2013 Manager Joe Barth and coaches Dennis Barth, Michael Brown, Josk Copskey, William Gore, Steve Mondile and Michael Rucci, Brooklawn, NJ Post 72
2012 Manager Joey Latino and coaches Kenneth Goodlett and Jeffery Chappuis, New Orleans, LA
2011 Manager Scott Hackett and coaches Mike Halloran and John Buteyn, Eden Prairie
2010 Manager Doug Weese and coaches Shane Hawk, Jerry Long and Derek Snell
2009 Dan Cronkright, Mgr., Steven Cronkright and
Patrick Dawson, coaches, Midland, Mich.
2008 Mgr. Chris Sheff, coaches Scott Baker, Gino Campagna, Las Vegas
2007 Mgr. Mickey McKeel, coaches Eddy Alred, Jack Kercado, Columbia, Tenn.
2006 Mgr. David Baudry, coaches Brady Benoit, Anthony Longo, Metairie, La.
2005 Mgr. Bill Mayberry, coaches Chris Jensen and Butch Lingenfelter
2005 American Legion Post 4, Enid, Okla.
2004 Mike D'Andrea, Daniel MacDuffie, and Chris Grant, Portland, Maine
2003 Coaches Tony Beck and Keith Kangas, Post 92, Rochester, Minn.
2002 Manager Frank Portera, Post 212, West Point, Miss.
2002 Coach Tyler Bratton, Post 212, West Point, Miss.
2001 Manager Joe Barth Sr., Post 72, Brooklawn, N.J.
2001 Coaches Dennis Barth and Tim Gunn, Post 72, Brooklawn, N.J.
2000 Manager Don Johns, Post 246, Danville, Calif.
2000 Coaches John McCough, John Rodrigues, Pat Evans and Andy Faria
1999 Manager Jeff Larson, Post 513, New Brighton, Minn.
1999 Coaches Mark Paone and Mike Maslowski, Post 513, New Brighton, Minn.
1998 Manager Ken Schaake, Post 199, Edwardsville, Ill.
1998 Coaches Steve Haug, Keith Opel, and Mike Schaake, Post 199, Edwardsville, Ill.
1997 Manager Rod Fergerson, Post 53, Sanford, Fla.
1997 Coaches Jack Diemer and Kenne Brown, Post 53, Sanford, Fla.
1996 Manager Meade Tenaglis, Post 317, Yardley, Pa.
1996 Coaches Joe Ferraro and Paul Zavorksi, Post 317, Yardley, Pa.
1995 Manager Alan Higuchi, Aiea Legion Baseball, Aiea, Hawaii
1995 Coaches Garrett Nago and Garrett Yukumoto, Aiea Legion Baseball, Aiea, Hawaii
1994 Manager Carlos Hernandez, Sr., Miami Post 346, Miami
1994 Coach Carlos Hernandez, Jr., Miami Post 346, Miami
1993 Manager Dave Ploof, Rapid City Post 22, Rapid City, S.D.
1993 Coach Steve Wolff, Rapid City Post 22, Rapid City, S.D.
1992 Manager Chuck Fick, Newbury Park Oaks, Newbury Park, Calif.
1992 Coach Wayne Smith, Newbury Park Oaks, Newbury Park, Calif.
1991 Manager Joe Barth, Sr., Brooklawn Post 72, Brooklawn, N.J.
1991 Coach Joe Barth, Jr., Brooklawn Post 72, Brooklawn, N.J.
1990 Manager Bernie Walter, Jr., Cummings Behlke Post 226, Mayo, Md.
1990 Coach Wilfredo Trinidad, Cummings Behlke Post 226, Mayo, Md.
1989 Manager Gary Gibson, Woodland Hills Post 826, Woodland Hills, Calif.
1989 Coach Don Hornbeck, Woodland Hills Post 826, Woodland Hills, Calif.
1988 Manager John McMichen, George W. Budde Post 507, Cincinnati
1988 Coach Tom Kilgore, George W. Budde Post 507, Cincinnati
1987 Manager David Specht, Charles B. Yerger Post 471, Boyertown, Pa.
1987 Coach Rick Moatz, Charles B. Yerger Post 471, Boyertown, Pa.
1986 Manager Robert J. Shaw, Jensen Beach Post 126, Jensen Beach, Fla.
1986 Coach Floyd J. Wilkes, Jensen Beach Post 126, Jensen Beach, Fla.
1985 Manager Maurice O. Beck, Midlothian Post 186, Midlothian, Va.
1985 Coach David M. Goegr, Midlothian Post 186, Midlothian, Va.
1984 Manager Jose Centeno, Jesus Bruno Post 134, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
1984 Coach Javier Centeno, Jesus Bruno Post 134, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
1983 Manager Clifton M. Olsen, Edina Post 471, Edina, Minn.
1983 Coach Bruce Barron, Edina Post 471, Edina, Minn.
1982 Manager Dick Ludy, Charles B. Yerger Post 471, Boyertown, Pa.
1982 Coach David L. Specht, Charles B. Yerger Post 471, Boyertown, Pa.
1981 Manager Frank Permuy, Sr., West Tampa Post 248, W. Tampa, Fla.
1981 Coach Frank Permuy, Jr., West Tampa Post 248, W. Tampa, Fla.
1980 Manager Clyde Hayashida, Moiliili Legion Baseball, Honolulu
1980 Coach Ronald Jacobs, Moiliili Legion Baseball, Honolulu
1979 Manager Robert A. Garretson, Logan Wheeler Post 36, Yakima, Wash.
1979 Coach Robert W. Garretson, Logan Wheeler Post 36, Yakima, Wash.
1978 Manager Louis Reilly, Sullivan Babcock Post 32, Hialeah, Fla.
1978 Coach James Trout, Sullivan Babcock Post 32, Hialeah, Fla.
1977 Manager Mel Machuca, South Bend Post 50, South Bend, Ind.
1977 Coach Bill Barcome, South Bend Post 50, South Bend, Ind.
1976 Manager Al Montanari, Santa Monica Post 123, Santa Mon., Calif.
1976 Coach Tom McCaffrey, Santa Monica Post 123, Santa Mon., Calif.
1975 Manager Robert A. Garretson, Logan Wheeler Post 36, Yakima, Wash.
1975 Coach Dale L. Ehler, Logan Wheeler Post 36, Yakima, Wash.
1974 Manager Rolando Bernacet, Monte Carlo Post 146, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
1974 Coach Alfredo Carlo Toro, Monte Carlo Post 146, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
1973 Manager Rolando Bernacet, Monte Carlo Post 146, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
1973 Coach Alfredo Carlo Toro, Monte Carlo Post 146, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
1972 Manager Bill Bullock, Ballwin Memorial Post 611, Ballwin, Mo.
1972 Coach Donald J. Loehr, Ballwin Memorial Post 611, Ballwin, Mo.
1972 Coach Bob Umfleet, Ballwin Memorial Post 611, Ballwin, Mo.
1971 Manager Don L. Sealy, West Covina Post 790, West Covina, Calif.
1971 Coach William Kagy, West Covina Post 790, West Covina, Calif.
1970 Manager Don L. Sealy, West Covina Post 790, West Covina, Calif.
1970 Coach Joe Opatkiewicz, West Covina Post 790, West Covina, Calif.
1969 Manager Leo Wyans, Hollywood Post 105, Portland, Ore.
1969 Coach Dick L. McClain, Hollywood Post 105, Portland, Ore.
1968 Manager Tony Gagliano, Memphis Post 1, Memphis
1968 Coach John Camp, Memphis Post 1, Memphis