Nick Laping Leadership Award
This year’s recipient is Mr. Don Thomson of Neelin High School. Don has been coaching for 27 years and has actually been coaching high school sports for 29 years. His main sports are Basketball, Volleyball and Soccer and his teams have had four Provincial Championships and four Finalist Banners, a Bronze Volleyball Championship. He has taught and mentored many current coaches, and has hosted several championships including the 2004 “AAA” Boys and Girls Championship, 2006 and 2010 Boys and Girls Basketball Championships and 2010 JV Urban Girls Championship. Don has been a member of the MHSAA Board of Directors and Zone President and is one of the “go to guys” in Basketball across the Province. He conducts clinics all over the area and hosts the two largest Volleyball and Basketball tournaments in the province.