Boone named Unified Coach of the Year

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BURLINGTON — On Friday, Special Olympics Vermont held its State of Inclusion Conference at the UVM Davis Center. At the conference, the 2019 award winners were announced.

Brattleboro Union High School's Tyler Boone was named the Unified Coach of the Year. He is in his second year of coaching Unified soccer, snowshoe and baseketball at BUHS.

Along with Lauren Allembert, Boone coached the Colonels to a gold medal on the pitch at Norwich University on Oct. 16. The players on that Unified soccer championship team were Trevor Thibault, CC Allembert, Kiki McNary, Fiona Kidder, Rose Isham, Tyler Bolduc, Bobby Petrie, Silvia Galdamez, Joanie Tuttle, Kayli Nicholson, Kyle Simuro, Robert Chaffee, Timothy Galdamez, Ashley Haskins and Billy Galdamez.

The other Special Olympics Vermont awards went to: Jim Wacker (Head Delegation of the Year), Jamie Moore (Coach of the Year), Tyler Rippee (Athlete of the Year), Ian Carpenter (Unified Athlete of the Year), Justin O'Brien (Partner of the Year), Livia Bernhardt (Unified Partner of the Year), Trudy Booska (Rookie of the Year), Albert D. Lawton (Unified Champion Rookie of the Year), Ron Cole (Volunteer of the Year), and Joe McCoy (Unified Milestone of the Year).

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