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Ericson winners

2020 Ericson Recipient

Marcus Dean, CSFM
Advanced Turf Solutions

Marcus Dean joined Advanced Turf in the fall of 2018 as sports turf sales representative in Kentucky and Tennessee. Marcus was previously the Sports Turf Manager at the University of Kentucky for the past 8 years. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Plant and Soil Science with an emphasis in Turfgrass Management from the University of Kentucky and is a Certified Sports Field Manager.

Click here to see a video of Marcus finding out he won the award!

Previous Dick Ericson Award Recipients

Year Previous Award Recipients
2019 Allen Johnson, CSFM Green Bay Packers
2018 Nicole Sherry, Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore (MD)
2017 Paul Burgess, Real Madrid and Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
2016 Tom Nielsen, Louisville Bats Baseball Club, Louisville (KY)
2015 Michael Buras, CSFM, Longwood Cricket Club, Chestnut Hill (MA)
2014 Tony Leonard, Philadelphia Eagles (PA)
2013 Rich Watson, Pine Hill Schools, Sewell (NJ)
2012 Amy Fouty, CSFM, Michigan State University Intercollegiate Athletics, East 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 (MN)
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 Directory for current listing