Commissioner Paul Angelico wins PCA leadership award

CHSAA commissioner Paul Angelico won the PCA's Excellence in Leadership Award on Thursday. (Ryan Casey/CHSAANow.com)

CHSAA commissioner Paul Angelico won the PCA's Excellence in Leadership Award on Thursday. (Ryan Casey/CHSAANow.com)

CHSAA commissioner Paul Angelico was the recipient of the Excellence in Leadership Award from the Colorado chapter of Positive Coaching Alliance on Thursday night.

Angelico, who is now in his sixth year as commissioner of the Association, was honored at a banquet along with other award winners.

In his time leading CHSAA, Angelico has overseen a number of sportsmanship initiatives, such as You Can Play! Colorado, Why We Play, Shift Why, and outreaches through PCA. In July, he wrote a widely-shared open letter to parents saying, in part, that it was "imperative" that they "understand what these sports and activities are designed to accomplish."

"This award gives more credence to the fact that we're on the right track to spend our energies focused on why and how people coach — through things like Shift Why, the PCA outreaches, and other efforts — not the short-term goals of winning at all costs," Angelico said on Friday.

Still, he added, "My name may be on the award, but this is about our staff."