By Chris Metcalf
GREIGSVILLE – York/Pavilion football coach Kurt Schneider has been selected as the ADPRO Sports Coach of the Week for the Rochester Region following his Golden Knights’ 28-0 road victory over Geneseo/MM in the final week of the regular season.
The Buffalo Bills and ADPRO Sports have partnered to name Schneider coach of the week for the Rochester region.
Coach Schneider will receive $1,000 for the York/Pavilion football program and was named because of his dedication to both his team and the surrounding community. The Coach of the Year for each region will be named during the Bills’ Week 17 game against the New England Patriots.
York/Pavilion is currently the No. 1 seed in Section V Class D posting a 7-1 record on the season.
The Golden Knights, who have outscored their seven victories 188-89, will receive a first-round bye this week and will await the winner of No. 4 O-A/E and No. 5 Notre Dame in the semifinals.
York/Pavilion is seeking their first sectional football title since 1991.
They made the finals in 2018 but lost to Alexander.
Schneider has done a tremendous job with this football program.
York AD Eddie Orman Jr. appreciates what coach Schneider has done for the program, both on and off the football field.
“Coach Schneider has done a great job with our football program,” Orman said. “He’s a reliable, thoughtful, moral and ethical leader. His focus on what is best for his players, both and off the field, is only superseded by his commitment and love for the school and community. Through success and failure, his leadership is always consistent and the foundation for a program that encompasses so much more than touchdowns and tackles. I’m so excited for Kurt to be recognized like this and am proud to call him our coach and my very dear friend.”
Longtime assistant coach and York graduate John Joslyn loves that Schneider has blended the York and Pavilion culture into a winning attitude.
“Kurt’s done a great job as an alumnus of York in reinstalling the culture and pride once associated with York Football (now York-Pavilion),” Joslyn said. “He’s blended a diverse group of players, ranging from seniors to freshmen, from the two different school districts, into a cohesive group that believes in the message being delivered by Kurt and his staff. We are KPO (Knights Proud One), with Kurt moving to the York district as a teacher this fall, the hopes are he’ll be able to keep and gain the interest of future players to keep the program strong for years to come.”
Y/P defensive coordinator Cody DuBiel, who also played QB/DB for the Golden Knights in 2014-15, says Schneider’s positive attitude and selfless nature drives the program.
“It has been my privilege to coach beside Kurt Schneider,” DuBiel said. “His dedication, embracement, and selflessness, is what steers our program every day in the right direction. Kurt’s ‘Family First’ demeanor is contagious throughout the program. Coach Schneider is the definition of ‘Knights Proud One!’ and I am grateful for the bond we share on and off the field.”