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September 5, 2013

BH-BL Coaches named Best in Class

Coach & Athletic Director Magazine gives BH-BL coaches kudos

Recently, Coach & Athletic Director Magazine announced its program of excellence "Honorees" and "Best of Class" (public & non-public) winners honoring the nation's best athletic programs for their off-the-field achievements. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School was named one of the top three schools in the nation for public schools.

The program of excellence was created to honor sports programs their overall commitment to promoting a positive experience for student athletes.

In the 2012-13 school year, Coach & Athletic Director Magazine received nominations from schools in 44 states. The honorees were selected based on their success in the following eight categories: participation rate, coaches certification, community service, athletic director national certification, community service, scholar-athlete status, level of participation, sportsmanship and parent participation.

2013 Program of Excellence Class winners


  • University School Of Milwaukee ( Milwaukee, Wis) non public school
  • Tappan Zee High School ( Orangeburg, NY) public school

Best of Class:

  • Pope John Paul II Catholic High School ( Slidell, LA) non public
  • Upland christian Academy (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) non public
  • Los Alamos High School ( Los Alamos, NM) public
  • Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School public


"We have an incredible program," says Athletic Director Bob McGuire. "And this nomination shows that it's not just for our success on the field and court, but for our dedication to our students and our community. Congratulations to the many coaches who contributed to this and for the commitment, pride and passion they have put towards our student athletes. I'm extremely proud of all of our coaches."