2013 Brad Gallaher (2J64, West San Jose)
2012 Bob Hopkins (2J)
2011 Karen Sloan (2J)
2010 Randy Ristau (2J64, West San Jose)
2009 Sean O'Keefe (2J64, West San Jose)
2008 Kent Bossange (2J27, Saratoga)
2007 Art Zimmermann (2J64, West San Jose)
2006 Howard Miller (2J27, Saratoga)
2005 Rosie Go (2J64, West San Jose)
2004 Van Nelson (2J27, Saratoga)
2003 Jesse Martinez (2J35?, Cupertino?)
2002 Mark Linsky (2J27, Saratoga)
2001 John Muskivitch (2J35, Cupertino)
The Manny Hirschel Award is given annually at the Section 2 SAGM to a deserving individual from each Area in Section 2. The award was named after Manny Hirschel and first given to him at SAGM in 2000 with the plan to give it out in subsequent years to other worthy members of AYSO. Manny has given many years of unselfish leadership, knowledge, commitment, and effort to the betterment of AYSO, at many levels, and to its players having safe, fun, and fair experiences. The award is intended to be given for long-term contributions at the National, Section, Area, and/or Regional level; however the winner has typically had an impact at multiple levels. Nominees are individuals who have been role models for volunteers and for players. Their actions epitomize the values and philosophy of AYSO.
For more information about the Manny Hirschel Award, please see the Area Handbook.