One of Central New York's most successful high school basketball coaches has received a great honor from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.

Each year the NYSPHSAA, in conjunction with the New York State Coaches Association, selects one winner per varsity sport as a coach of the year. Nominations were submitted to and determined by the NYS Coaches Association with winners able to be considered for regional and national coach of the year honors by the National Federation of State High School Associations.

For the sport of varsity basketball it was former Rome Catholic, New Hartford, and New York Mills coach Mike Adey. Adey has over 35 years of experience coaching high school basketball, and retired with a record of 566-200. His teams have a history of winning several accolades, including two state titles. Adey was elected to the New York State Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011.

It was for his final season as coach at New York Mills in which Coach Adey received this honor.

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