SPRING VALLEY, NY – February is Black History Month and we would like to recognize Spring Valley HS Football Coach Andrew Delva.
Delva is a Spring Valley HS graduate and has dedicated himself to Spring Valley High School. Besides Football, he also coaches track and field. Rockland & Spring Valley are extremely lucky to have an individual like Andrew Delva mentoring the youth in our community.
An incident that shows Coach Delva’s character and dedication occurred in 2018.
After coaching the Spring Valley HS Football team on Friday night, Coach Andrew Delva Sr. woke up early Saturday morning to coach the Spring Valley Pop Warner team – the Hornets.
At the end of a long day filled with multiple games, he was filmed by parents from the opposing team cleaning the stands himself.
Video can be viewed below
In March of 2020, Laurie Santulli County Legislator presented Coach Delva with the Distinguished Service Award.
“Coach Delva has been an older brother and father figure to hundreds if not thousands of students in his years at Spring Valley. He takes absolutely no nonsense or excuses, he pushes for and expects maximum effort. But in return students know they will have the strongest and most dedicated man in their corner for life. “ said Spring Valley HS teacher and Rockland County Legislator Laurie Santulli.
Nyack HS RedHawks Football “Red Bandana Game” In Memory of Nyack Grad & 9/11 Hero Welles Crowther
NYACK, NY – Allison Crowther, Welles’ mother is pictured below walking out with the Nyack HS Captains for the coin toss. Nyack is playing Ardsley from Westchester.
When hijacked Flight 175 hit the World Trade Center’s South Tower, people on the 78th floor sky lobby huddled together, frightened and confused. There was no escape as far as they could tell. Then, a man with a red bandana covering his nose and mouth suddenly appeared from the wreckage and smoke. He spoke in a calm voice and guided them to a stairway, leading them to safety. The man in the red bandana made three trips to the sky lobby, saving as many people as he could, until the burning building collapsed.
A few months after 9/11, stories from survivors surfaced about the mysterious man wearing the red bandana. When Alison Crowther read an article about the hero in the New York Times, she knew that man was her son, 24-year-old Welles Crowther. He had carried a red handkerchief since he was a boy. Welles Crowther worked as an equities trader and was also a volunteer firefighter.
Welles Crowther’s bravery and heroism on 9/11 will never be forgotten. As survivor Judy Wein, who was rescued by Crowther notes, “People can live 100 years and not have the compassion, the wherewithal to do what he did.”
Meet Destiny Lawrence, a Junior at Spring Valley HS and Member of the Varsity Football Team
SPRING VALLEY, NY – Destiny is in her Junior year and plays Wide Receiver and Defense Back for the Tigers. She is also a member of the varsity track team. “Destiny is a fearless football player who continuously works hard” said SV HS Football Coach Andrew Delva.
Destiny is the only female member of a high school football team in Rockland County.
Good luck this season to Destiny and the Spring Valley HS Football team!