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  • Support John McConway Harrison (NY) Little League

Coach John McConway has been coaching both Little League baseball and travel team baseball in Harrison for 20+ years developing countless successful players and teams enjoying playing for him. He has been so active in Harrison baseball that he was asked to join the Little League Board and served in such capacity the last two years. John has two older (now adult) children and a 9yr old all of whom have played LL without incident. His two older children have played high level high school and college sports. On one occasion, John brought his 2022 travel team to Rockland Boulder Stadium to play a real game where the boys and families had a great time with all the pomp and circumstance. (announcer, first pitch, national anthem performed by John) In addition, he had his 2022 travel team play in two tournaments in Putnam County and Long Island where families gathered, boys played, and all celebrated accomplishments. The parents even organized an impromptu birthday celebration for John. John coached a total of 100+ games in 2022 alone. It is estimated that John has coached more than 500 games in his life. John has traveled to Upstate NY, CA, MD, GA, CT, PA, NJ, SC, TX, and FL to watch and coach youth baseball.

A group of disgruntled parents upset over the playing time of their kids (one parent whose child did not even play for John during the year in question and some whose kids no longer even play baseball in the town of Harrison) have made false and unproven allegations against Coach McConway that he made derogatory statements in front of players. The Little League Board met with these parents on November 14th but did not permit Coach McConway to be present to refute any allegations made about him. Now the Little League Board is asking Coach McConway to resign from the Little League Board no longer serve as coach for Harrison Baseball baseball this year, all without allowing Coach McConway to have a fair process and meet such parents and refute, discuss, or explain any relevant circumstances.

Accordingly, we parents, friends, and supporters of Coach McConway believe that he should not resign from the Little League Board and should be allowed to continue to coach the 10U Bombers travel baseball team and LL teams in 2023 and beyond. We think Coach McConway is a tireless worker and good baseball coach and support him coaching teams in Harrison baseball for years to come. To show our support we have signed our names to this petition and ask you to do the same for a man who has spent countless volunteer hours training young Harrison boys and only wishes to continue to coach, teach, and instill a love for this game to our boys. We also ask that you sign this petition in support of John being treated more fairly.

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