OLD TOWN – Rod White has poured everything into Old Town High School’s track and field and cross country programs.
The long time head coach has been recognized locally several times for his success, but never nationally.
In fact, no coach from Old Town has. But now, White is the first.
He has been recognized the National Federation of State High School Association’s Maine girls outdoor track and field coach of the year.
Coyotes athletic director, Jeremy Bousquet, honored White with a plaque in front of the school Thursday with several of White’s athletes in attendance.
“The kids, I really appreciate you being here. The family, I’ll talk to you later. But yea the kids who came out I really appreciate them being here too because that’s what I do it for,” white said.
“I think everyday, the first thing I said was ‘Rod how are you today?’ And it was always like kind of like, ‘I’m good how are you,’ then he’d get annoyed with me at times being the loud one and always being annoying, but I know he was always proud of me and stuff,” Old Town graduate, Gracie Sanborn, said.