Southwestern Youth Association Sports

In Memoriam

In Memory of Steve Coleman

On June 23, 2012, Steve Coleman passed away. Steve was a long time coach with SYA Football and a referee with FCYFL.

After Steve’s son went to high school, Steve continued to coach football with SYA. He was an exceptional offensive line coach, loved the details of the game and was a great teacher. He was a vital part of SYA winning the 110A championship in 2001.
Condolences go out to the Coleman family from the SYA Football family.
A scholarship fund has been set up, in Steve’s name, for two kids each year who are in financial need.


In Memory of Bo Rupp

On September 25, 2010, former SYA and Westfield football player, Bo Rupp, was struck by a car and later passed from the injuries sustained in the accident. Bo was a gifted and enthusiastic team player who always gave 100% effort for his coaches and teammates. Condolences go out to the Rupp family from the SYA Football family. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.


In Memory of Helen Iverson & Jacob Salter

In 2002, the Helen Iverson Youth Football Scholarship Fund was created with a generous donation from her husband George Iverson. Soon after, in October 2003, Jacob Salter passed away during practice at Mountain View Alterative High School. After consulting with Mr. Iverson, it was decided to honor Jacob’s memory as well by renaming the scholarship fund to the Helen Iverson & Jacob Salter Youth Football Scholarship Fund. This fund will allow families in financial need an avenue to let their children pursue their dreams of playing youth football.

In Honor of Jacob….

The #28 jersey was retired in SYA Anklebiter Football starting with the 2004 season.

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