Janet A. Sullivan, Massachusetts – 2017
Since her graduation from Southern Connecticut State College in 1980, Janet has been a high and collegiate (EMSOA) soccer official (37 years). She has also officiated basketball (NAGWS) and softball (ASA) for the past 15 years. Janet’s coaching career at Stoughton High School includes 25 years as varsity basketball coach and 25 years as varsity softball coach. Within the very competitive Hockomock League, Janet’s teams have won 4 basketball championships and 8 softball championships. Her basketball team also won the South Sectional Championship once.
In 1993 Janet received the Boston Globe DI and the Mass Basketball Coaches’ Association DI Girls Basketball Coach of the Year award. She was honored again by the Mass Basketball Coaches Association DI again in 2001. In 2010 she received the National Girls and Women in Sports Day award and in 2012 she was honored as the Hockomock Sports Girls Basketball Coach of the Year.
“It has been the joy of my life to coach so many wonderful student-athletes and I hope that I was able to instill in them a love for sport, a commitment to the ideals of sportsmanship, and the importance of teamwork.”