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Winning attitudes, winning record

Cazenovia alum, new JV soccer coach leads team to the top

Junior varsity boys soccer head coach Danny Polsin, front left, congratulates the squad on their victory, after the match against Fabius-Pompey, Oct. 5. So far this season, the JV team has a record of 9-1-1.

Junior varsity boys soccer head coach Danny Polsin, front left, congratulates the squad on their victory, after the match against Fabius-Pompey, Oct. 5. So far this season, the JV team has a record of 9-1-1. Photo by Pierce Smith.

— Following commencement from Cazenovia High School with the class of 2006, Polsin attended SUNY Brockport, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education in 2010. Upon graduation, Polsin found work as a substitute teacher for area schools, and was given the opportunity to cut his teeth as an assistant coach for Chittenango’s modified soccer team last year.

After responding to a classified advertisement, Polsin was welcomed back into the Cazenovia Central School District, this time as a coach. While he is currently looking for a full-time teaching position, Polsin said he would enjoy the opportunity to continue coaching for the Lakers in future seasons.

Besides Polsin, his players, their parents and the school district are also pleased with the team’s successful season.

Cazenovia Athletic Director Mike Byrnes, one of the people who hired Polsin to fill the position, described his satisfaction with employing an alumnus and having the program continue to excel.

“Dan has been a tremendous addition to the boys soccer coaching staff. It gives me great satisfaction to see one of our own return to the program and give back to the school and community as a mentor for our young students,” Byrnes said. “Dan was a hardworking player and enthusiastic student-athlete in high school; I know these characteristics will serve him well as a soccer coach.”

Pierce Smith is editor of the Cazenovia Republican. He can be reached at 434-8889 ext. 338 or editor@cazenoviarepublican.com.

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