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John W. Coffey Scholarship Award

John W. Coffey Scholarship Award

The John W. Coffey Award was established in 1997 by Earlene Coffey. It is presented annually to honor a volunteer umpire within District 31 who; by their effort, respect and dedication, reflect the standards established by the late, former District 31 Umpire-in-Chief, John Coffey.

Even after many, many years of service to Little League Baseball, John continued to seek improvement for himself. And whether it was by his instruction, or the example he demonstrated on the field, he was instrumental in the development of any umpire who sought his advice.

This scholarship award seeks to perpetuate the dedication, respect and commitment John epitomized each and every time he umpired a Little League Baseball game.

Honorees are selected by the Coffey Award Committee. In recognition of their accomplishment, they receive tuition to a Little League Baseball Umpire training event, as well as other gifts.

Recipient(s) are announced, and presented with a commemorative plaque, at the District 31 Majors Championship Game.



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Jonas Jackson, Josh Bernstein (youth recipient), Tom Marshall
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Thursday, July 11
2013 John Coffey Scholarship Award

     On July 10th, 2013 at Sage Canyon Park baseball fields of Del Mar National Little League, the John Coffey Scholarship Award recipients were announced prior to the District 31 All-star Little League (11-12 year olds) championship game. The recipients this year are Josh Bernstein of Del Mar National Little League and Steven Richardson of Poway National Little League.

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Steven Richardson with JWC plaque & 7.13 red flag
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Previous John Coffey Award recipients


1997- Kevin Slebioda (youth) Escondido Continental ----------------------------------------------------------------

1998- Mike Johnson (youth) Escondido American ----------------------------------------------------------------

1999- Steve Arce Escondido National ----------------------------------------------------------------

2000- Mike Mitchell Escondido National

Matt Arce (youth) Escondido National ----------------------------------------------------------------

2001- Robbie Koble (youth) Poway American

Mike Cascioppo (youth) Escondido Continental ----------------------------------------------------------------

2002- Bud Mathews Escondido Continental

Todd Wilkinson (youth) Escondido American ----------------------------------------------------------------

2003- Jeff Wimbrough Carmel Mt. Ranch

Mike Gonzales (youth) Escondido Continental ----------------------------------------------------------------

2004- Jim Clark Rancho Bernardo

Mike Wimbrough (youth) Carmel Mt. Ranch ----------------------------------------------------------------

2005- Tom Urbach Poway American

Tyler Bennett (youth) Escondido Continental

Nathan Hannah (youth) Escondido Continental

Mike Vaona (youth) Carmel Mt. Ranch ----------------------------------------------------------------

2006- Mike Deason Poway American

Kyre Wilcox (youth) Encinitas


2007- Bruce Courtney 4S Ranch

Ryan Walker (youth) Carmel Mt. Ranch ----------------------------------------------------------------

2008- Jeff Norton Poway American


2009- David Miller Poway American

Anthony Capito (youth) Escondido National ----------------------------------------------------------------

2010- Mike Kiesel Encinitas National

Bennett Criss (youth) Escondido American ----------------------------------------------------------------

2011- Ken Judd 4S Ranch


2012- John Tompkins Valley Center

Tyler Robbins (youth) Carmel Mountain Ranch ----------------------------------------------------------------

2013- Steven Richardson Poway National

Josh Bernstein (youth) Del Mar National ----------------------------------------------------------------


"A very prestigious award in our district. John was a great umpire and a better person. Each of us whether we knew him or not takes a little bit of him on the field each time we work." - Mark Bernstein, CA-31 Umpire Consultant

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