Local Special Olympics volunteer named Coach of the Year

NORRISTOWN — Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) recently named Michael Kleese, a Lycoming County Local Program volunteer, Coach of the Year at its Leadership Conference Banquet in State College.

Kleese, who coaches basketball, bocce, bowling and snowshoeing for the Special Olympics, teaches consistency, teamwork and dedication to his athletes, and believes that teamwork is the key to success and fun. He has doubled athlete participation in both basketball and bocce in a single year.