Valley earns Bills’ Coach of the Year Award

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 3 January 2021 at 3:13 pm

Photo courtesy of the Buffalo Bills – Medina Coach Eric Valley holds a football honoring his earning the Buffalo Bills Coach of the Year Award for Section VI.

Medina High varsity football coach Eric Valley has earned the Buffalo Bills and ADPRO Sports Coach of the year Award for Section VI.

The award was announced at halftime of this afternoon’s Miami vs. Buffalo game.

The honor earns Medina a $1,400 grant as well as a $2,000 credit from ADPRO Sports for the Mustangs football program.

“That is greatly appreciated,” said Valley during an interview on the half-time program on the Bills website. “Obviously a  small community like ours we can use every penny we get to make it a great experience for these kids as part of our program.”

Valley, along with Albion varsity football coach Adam Krenning and Wilson varsity football coach Bill Atlas, were among the Coach of the Week honorees this fall all of whom were eligible to for the Coach of the Year honor.

A Medina High graduate who played college football at SUNY Cortland, Valley has been on the Mustangs coaching staff for 25 years serving as head coach for the past 12 years.

When he earned the weekly honor the Bills press release cited Valley’s strong involvement in the community as well as his efforts to bring Unified sports including basketball and bowing to the Medina athletic program.