VFW Awarded To Sproul


VFWAward_062714AThe Veterans of Foreign Wars presented Steve Sproul the 2014 “Ken Molloy Leadership Award.”

The award was established in 1999 by the Manhasset Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5063.

Sproul went to high school at Jamaica College in Kingston, Jamaica and represented his school in track and field, soccer, field hockey and cricket. In college at the University of the West Indies, Passley Gardens Teachers’ College, he played soccer, cricket and track and field as well as Division 1 club field hockey, soccer and cricket.

Sproul joined the staff of Manhasset Secondary School in 1993. In his first year at Manhasset, Steve started coaching middle school soccer, varsity indoor and spring track. In 1997 Steve took over the Varsity Girls Field Hockey Program and has coached them since. In 2011 Boys Winter Track and field was added to Steve’s responsibility.

Since coaching in Manhasset Steve had guided numerous teams to Conference, League, Division, County and Long Island championships. He has also coached numerous state champions and All-Americans.

Kenneth Molloy was an honored life member of the Manhasset Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5063 and a New York State Supreme Court Judge.

Molloy received the Silver Star for his conspicuous heroism while serving as commanding officer of PT Boat 326 in the South Pacific during World War II.

The Manhasset VFW Post 5063 members are proud to honor the memory of Kenneth D. Molloy by recognizing an individual whose “leadership, enthusiasm and sense of community spirit have had an impact on the quality of life of the youth in our community.”

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