Alameda Little League
"My husband, Norm McBride, has been involved with Alameda Little League since our oldest son started in Tee Ball back in 2015. Since then, he has continuously managed teams for our kids in both the Spring and Fall Seasons. Last Spring, he actually Managed all 4 of our kids' teams at the same time! Even taking our oldest son to one game shy of the Championship! But he doesn't just focus on wins or the kids with talent. He brings the entire team up! His motto has always been, "I can't promise you a win, but I can promise you a good time!" He measures success by the number of kids that return to play the next season. Even if players wind up on different teams down the line, he tells them that he will always be their coach and has even met up with kids that are not on one of his teams to get in extra work and improve their game. Parents always come up to me and comment how they have never seen any coach so dedicated to the success of the players and give of himself so selflessly, even if it means coaching a kid from the opposing team during a game! All the while that he is Managing, he is also the Equipment Director for our league. During COVID it has been a challenge to manage the supply chain. His solution to not being able to order uniforms was simply to make them himself! Our family worked together to make sure that every kid had what they needed to take the field and look great doing it! I know that the first thing Norm will say when he finds out that he has been nominated is that he could never have done any of this alone. He is surrounded by assistant coaches, co-directors and team parents who have all supported him through the years. They would all tell you though, that there is no other coach they would have stuck by! He truly is something special and deserving of this recognition!!!"