Ken "Coach" Nelson was an amazing man who devoted over 20 years of his life to Lafayette Youth Sports. Ken was a Coach at St. Perpetua, Flight Elite, Diablo Warriors, Campolindo HS and Acalanes HS. He also served as the Athletic Director at St. Perpetua for a number of years. Ken passed away in 2008 at the young age of 55. Coach Nelson was a friend and inspiration to so many in our community.
This award is given to one player on each 8th grade team who best represents the values of CYO and Coach Ken Nelson. Each recipient is voted by his/her fellow teammates and coaches based on the following criteria:
Effort & Hard Work