CONCORD – The first ever N.H. Interscholastic Athletic Association’s annual “Tony Urban Unsung Hero” award was presented to George "Buddy" Trask of Colebrook. 

The award, named after Berlin’s Tony Urban, was created in 2018 to recognize the “unsung heroes” found throughout the state who, through theirtireless efforts, go above and beyond when it comes to supporting studentathletes and embodying the ideals of the NHIAA. The award seeks to recognize remarkable individual(s) or organizations(s) that havehad a significant and lasting impact upon the lives of student athletes.

The award is a wonderful legacy and recognition of Urban's decades of service to

the NHIAA and the student athletes throughout the State.  It was especially poignant thatanother North Country person was recognized for his tireless service and

leadership for this first annual "Tony Urban Unsung Hero" award.

Buddy Trask is a long-time coach and athletic director in Colebrook and is a member of the Hall of fame for both the NHIAA and Plymouth State University. 

“It was especially poignant thatanother North Country person was recognized for his tireless service andleadership for this first annual "Tony Urban Unsung Hero" award,” said Urban’s wife and daughter, Carolyn Urban and Pam Urban-Morin.

Nominations for this award are submitted to the NHIAA Awards Committee yearly. The award was presented at the NHIAA annual meeting on Sept. 16 in Concord. 

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