October 23, 2019—Congratulations to Shaker Heights High School tennis coach (and retired SHHS teacher) Al Slawson, who will be honored with the Northeast Ohio USTA Herb Nold Volunteer of the Year Award! This award, given annually to a volunteer within the USTA Northeastern Ohio District who has tirelessly worked to grow tennis within the District, is the most prestigious recognition given by the USTA of Northeastern Ohio. Coach Slawson was the unanimous pick from the awards committee. The award will be presented to Coach Slawson at the Northeast Ohio USTA Toast to Tennis Celebration at Chagrin Valley Athletic Club from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday, November 16.
Coach Slawson is in his 35th season of coaching. Last April, he celebrated his 1,000th career coaching win. Way to go, Coach Slawson!