Wednesday, May 26, 2021

PERSON OF THE YEAR for NorCal Track and Field: Chris Williams, Dublin HS by Patrick McCrystle

The following was written by Bellarmine coach, Patrick McCrystle in the comment section. It's too good not to share here. I wholeheartedly agree. Thank you Chris.


I am awarding Chris Williams a fake award that I just made up, and will probably never award again: The Person of the Year for NorCal Track and Field. Chris' tireless work in creating, organizing and hosting three Dublin Socially Distanced Fiestas truly 'made our season'. While many others put together great meets, in putting on the three DSDFs Chris gave the Bellarmine track program an immeasurably valuable gift: hope, joy, a sense of normalcy, a chance to be rewarded for hard work...and it wasn't just a gift to our runners. The families of our students benefitted incredibly from these three meets, perhaps as much as the students themselves. While I am speaking for the BCP program, I am pretty sure that other programs out there feel the same way, especially schools from the Sac Joaquin and North Coast Sections, whose seasons are all but over. The DSDFs served as a season ending championship of sorts, and the competition and results were amazing...due to the hard work of Chris, his staff, his admin and anyone else who contributed to making it through the maze of paperwork and protocols to actually host the meets. You have given our community an amazing gift, and I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Hopefully, Chris can now enjoy some well deserved rest and mourn the end of his beloved Warriors' season. Peace and eternal gratitude to you Mr. Williams!!!!!!! Your friend, Patrick


Ruthless said...

Northgate High School totally supports the nomination! Our coaches and athletes felt entirely the same way.

Ruth Seabrook

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for hosting the DSDF meets this year! I was so fortunate to be able to compete in all three of them. Thank you for providing a great environment and "PR factory". I was so worried that there wouldn't be a season at all this year, so I'm so grateful that you took the initiative to make these meets happen safely.

John Pelster said...


Thank you for posting this award. I agree absolutely. All your remarks apply, I believe, to the athletes and families of De La Salle HS as well. Chris and his staff (and the all those people who worked to put those meets on) deserve more thanks than I can express.

John Pelster

Jeremy Mattern said...

Perfectly expressed sentiments, Coach. Thanks to Chris and the Dublin staff for working tirelessly to create opportunities for athletes, coaches and families.

Anonymous said...

The Distance Fiesta is an enormous under taking and they do an incredible job, and Chris and his staff should be commended. But, the bottom line that meet is a cash cow for the program and this year times three. Nothing wrong with that, glad they did it. Thank you Dublin.

Ron Ernst said...

The Westmont team and families agree completely. Chris and team have been amazing and made all the difference for us this season. Thank you Chris!

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