Herb Quade Sportsmanship Award
|Pat Clark presents Herb Quade with an award for his 50+ year of
service as a high school official in March of 2001.
The Fruit Belt Officials Association membership voted during the Fall 2001-02
general meeting to present a new "Coaches Sportsmanship Award" annually to
coaches of each of the seven sport teams the association supports:
basketball (boys' and girls'), football, wrestling, volleyball, baseball &
softball. Each will be presented with a certificate noting their
achievement. Of the seven, one will be chosen "Coach of the Year" and
honored with a plaque commemorating the occasion. At the Winter 2001-02
general meeting it was decided to name the award posthumously in honor of
long-time Fruit Belt member Herb Quade, who passed away in September of 2001.
Herb was involved with high school sports as an official, coach and
administrator for over fifty years. All area varsity coaches active in the
above-mentioned sports are eligible for the award, which is presented to an
individual exemplifying the high ideals in coaching and sportsmanship that
Mr. Quade always represented.