Toma Award

2016 George Toma "Golden Rake" Award

Bruce Suddeth of the University of South Carolina Upstate received the 2016 George Toma “Golden Rake” Award. 

The Toma is known as the “and then some” award, because this honor goes to an individual who goes above and beyond what is required. Sticking true to this motto, Bruce was a founding member of the South Carolina Chapter and has volunteered hundreds of hours to insure its success, as well as inspired others to get involved in the chapter. Known as the “man behind the scenes” local members give him credit for all the goals the chapter has accomplished including the development and execution of a very successful annual conference. One letter of support states that without Bruce’s vision, dedication and leadership, the S. C. STMA chapter would not exist today.

Previous George Toma "Golden Rake" Award Recipients 

2015 - Ben Polimer, Town of Weston (MA)

2014 - Mike Albino, Ballard Sports, Syracuse (NY)

2013 - Matt Tobin, Pioneer Athletics, Saco (ME)

2012 - Michael Boettcher, Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Milwaukee (WI)

2011 - Tom Nielsen, Louisville Bats Baseball Club, Louisville (KY)

2010 - Mel Lanford, Retired from University of Texas, Austin (TX)

2009 - Craig Potts, Texas A&M University, College Station (TX) 

2008 - David Reiss, Wasatch County School District, Heber City (UT) 

2007 - Tony Diaz, Waukegan Park District (IL) 

2006 - Todd Jeansonne, Louisiana State University and Jeff Kershaw, West Baton Rouge Parrish School 

2005 - Jim Wiggins, Tomball ISD, Tomball (TX) 

2004 - Kevin Meredith, National Soccer Hall of Fame (NY) 

2003 - James Crawford, McFarland Schools (WI) 

2002 - Jesse Cuevas, Rosenblatt Stadium (NE) 

2001 - Terry Nance, Cape Fear High School (NC) 

2000 - Connie Rudolph, CSFM, Midway Stadium (MN) 

1999 - Boyd (Rob) Montgomery, Sylvania Recreation (OH) 

1998 - Don Kelly, City of Rocky River (OH) 

1997 - Timothy Burke, Town of Bethel (CT) 

Facility listed is where employed at time of award. Check Roster for current listing

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