NJSBUA - New Jersey Baseball Umpires Association Inc.: The Harry Nowick Award

The Harry Nowick Award
award Icon

The "Harry Nowick Award" is the third award that the NJSBUA has instituted in honor of one of its distinguished members. It is our second award which recognizes the character of one of the many high school that the NJSBUA serves throughout northern New Jersey.

The "Harry Nowick Award" is given to the high school softballs team from Union, Essex, Morris, Sussex and parts of Passaic and Somerset counties which best represents the "Spirit of Competition and Exemplary Sportsmanship" which reflects the NJSBUA's commitment to the game of softball. This award is an annual presentation.

Harry Nowick was the first softball interpreter fro the NJSBUA. He also served as President in 1961. Harry was very active as an Amateur Softball Association umpire. He conducted to serve as a clinician for serviceman. His knowledge of softball was second to none.

Andy Pecora served as the NJBSUA softball Interpreter and Cadet Instructor from 1975 to 2015. He also served a President in 1988 and he was inducted in the NJSBUA Hall of Fame in 1993. With Harry, Andy also umpired the NJSIAA state finals in each of it first several years

Beginning their officiating careers with ASA, Harry and Andy moved to NFHS High School softball. As their paths paralleled through the NSJBUA, it is fitting that our softball award is named jointly in their honor


  The 2015 Harry Nowick / Andy Pecora Award goes to the

Butler High School

Past Harry Nowick / Andy Pecora Award Recipients

1998   West Essex High School
 1999  Bloomfield High School
 2000  Montclair Kimberley Academy
 2001  Jefferson Township High School
 2002  Caldwell High School
 2003  Mount St. Dominic Academy
 2004  Rosell Park High School
 2005  Verona High School
 2006  Livingston High School
 2007  West Milford High School
 2008  Cranford High School
 2009  Pequannock High School
 2010  Lenape Valley Regional High School
 2011  Sparta High School
 2012  Whippany Park High School
 2013  West Morris Central High School
 2014  Cedar Grove High School