To the Editor:
I just wanted to take a moment to thank Coach Sam Sherman for all his years of hard work and dedication to girls ice hockey on the Vineyard. Without his efforts, who knows how many Island girls would have missed the opportunity to participate in such a wonderful and unique sport.
For those who have never had the pleasure of coaching, the commitment is enormous, especially at the high school varsity level. It’s not just a huge dedication of your time. You’re investing so much emotionally into the program and players, and the job extends beyond the locker room. Coaches are not around for the paycheck; they really love what they do. I wish the best for coach and hope he sees the day the Vineyard girls finally beat Barnstable.