2012 Dick Ericson Award
Receiving the 2012 Dick Ericson Award for her contributions to the industry was Amy Fouty, CSFM, Athletic Turf Manager for Michigan State University Intercollegiate Athletics in E Lansing, MI. Amy typifies professionalism. As a sought-after expert in sports turf management, she shares knowledge at local, regional, and national conferences, and by authoring articles. Amy continually strives to improve the sports fields they oversee, and has renovated nearly all the fields on their campus. Professionalism also means understanding the importance of communicating well and building relationships. This individual excels at both.
Students consider her a mentor because they are given opportunities to gain practical, hands-on experience. Crew members are challenged to strive for excellence, and they achieve excellence because they are led by example. She has been deeply involved in the local chapter and in fact in all STMA Chapters, and has served on the national STMA board of directors. Continuous learning is important to her and even with a massive full-time job is finding time to pursue a degree.
Amy is pictured (right) receiving her award from 2011 winner Darian Daily.
Previous Dick Ericson Award Recipients
2012 - Amy Fouty, CSFM, Michigan State University Intercollegiate Athletics, E Lansing, MI
2011 - Darian Daily, Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
2010 - Mike Trigg, CSFM, Waukegan Park District, Waukegan, IL
2009 - David Rulli, Jeffco Stadium, Lakewood, CO
2008 - Mike Tarantino, Poway Unified School District, Poway, CA
2007 - Donald Fowler, PSU Extension (Retired) (PA)
2006 - Mike McDonald, CSFM, Turf Manager, University of Minnesota
2005 - Floyd Perry, Owner, Grounds Maintenance Services, Orlando (FL)
2004 - Steve LeGros, GCA Service at the University of New Hampshire (NH)
2003 - Pat White, City of Hollywood (FL)
2002 - Eric Adkins, CSFM, Michigan State University (MI)
2001 - Heather Nabozny, Detroit Tigers (MI)
2000 - By Hanson, Jefferson County Public Schools (CO)
1999 - G.C. (George) Trivett, Granite Falls Middle School (NC)
1998 - Ross Kurcab, Denver Broncos (CO)
1997 - Merton Johnson, Cal State/Fullerton (CA)
* Facility listed is where employed at time of award. Check Roster for current listing