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Marysville youth basketball coach named Volunteer of the Month

Dan Moore, left, receives the Volunteer of the Month Award for March of this year from Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring on April 9. - Courtesy photo.
Dan Moore, left, receives the Volunteer of the Month Award for March of this year from Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring on April 9.
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MARYSVILLE — Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring recently honored Dan Moore as the Volunteer of the Month for March of this year, in recognition of Moore's tireless efforts as a volunteer coach in the city of Marysville's Parks and Recreation Department youth basketball program.

Over the past 10 years, Moore has been a mainstay in the fourth- and fifth-grade girls division, and when asked, he has always been willing to step in and coach other teams that needed a coach.

"His commitment and dedication to the kids he has coached has been immeasurable," Nehring said at the April 9 Marysville City Council meeting, where Moore was honored as his family looked on. "Dan is described as one of the most caring, attentive and positive youth sports coaches around."

Moore has coached more than 100 kids during his tenure, all without a child of his own in the league.

Marysville's basketball program, running from December to mid-March, is a league that's meant to be fun and focuses on basic fundamentals, teamwork and good sportsmanship, delivered in a recreation-league environment. On average, the league draws about 800 players from first through eighth grade in the Marysville and Lakewood schools.

"Dan is dedicated to the success of the kids on the team bench each and every season — not just to their success on the court, but more importantly, to their success in life, both as a person and a team player," Nehring said.

At the end of each season, Moore always drops by the Athletic Coordinator's office to share stories from the season, about team and individual player success. Athletic Coordinator Dave Hall nominated Moore for the volunteer award.

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