Auburn resident Dan Hastings received the Massachusetts Youth Soccer TOPSoccer Coach of the Year Award on Sunday, January 24 at the Mass Youth Soccer annual awards banquet. Hastings was recognized along with 13 other Massachusetts soccer coaches for outstanding achievements and contributions to the sport in Mass.
TOPS is “The Outreach Program for Soccer,” a program designed for young players with special needs. Hastings launched Auburn’s TOPS program in 2012 and has since growth the program to more than 50 players and volunteers. Dan received this year’s award for his dedication to the Auburn program, as well as for his involvement in the community outside TOPS. Dan has developed relationships with a number of local organizations in order to make TOPS available to more players.