Erin Hanlon (left) and awards chairman Randy Vogt. (Photo courtesy of ENYYSA)

Erin Hanlon has been selected as the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association’s girls recreational coach of the year.

He was nominated by Jody Campbell, who is on the board of directors of the Town of Poughkeepsie Soccer Club, and honored at the Eastern New York holiday party at Marina del Rey in the Bronx Dec. 7.

Hanlon has been an excellent role model for his players. Not only has he done an outstanding job coaching a girls recreational and girls inter-town team for many years, he also serves on the TOPSC board of directors as a division director.

The Poughkeepsie resident assigns players to teams, recruits and spoorts coaches plus schedules games. And if that was not enough, last year he took on the additional position of vice president in charge of field maintenance. He has brought much enthusiasm to this big undertaking and he’s often been found at Greenvale Park doing projects by himself.

Hanlon is a first responder with the Arlington Fire Department and helped his daughter do a community service project for her Girl Scout badge as TOPSC now has a cleat-cleaner for players when leaving Greenvale Park.