TICONDEROGA - A Ticonderoga coach has been honored by a state association.
Shelly Young has been named Section VII Class C Girls Coach of the Year by the Basketball Coaches Association of New York.
Young, in her second season on the bench, led the Sentinels to the section championship and a berth in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association tournament this past season.
"My team really did a great job," Young said, deflecting praise. "They really improved as the season progressed and were playing their best when it counted at the end."
A 1984 Ti High Graduate, Young was a three-sport stalwart for the Sentinels before going on to St. John Fisher College, where she played basketball.
"I love basketball," Young said. "It's my game; it always has been."
Young noted she played high school basketball for Coach Kathy Tubbs, whose daughter Megan was an all star for Ti High and went on to play at St. John Fisher.
"It's neat how it all came together," Young said.
Young is not the first Ti High coach to be honored by the BCANY.
Bud Bressett won the honor in 1986, Bib Dedrick in 1992, Mike Graney in 2002 and Dan Dorsett in 2008 for their work with the Sentinels' boys team. Rick Smith won it in 2002 for coaching the Ti girls.
The Basketball Coaches Association of New York exists to promote the sport of basketball statewide at all levels. It seeks to improve the quality of coaching, foster friendship and statewide interaction among basketball coaches.
The Basketball Coaches Association of New York, Inc., is a service organization. Membership in BCANY is open to any basketball coach at any level in New York State.