WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Michael O’Donnell, director of athletics at Archbishop Stepinac High School, will be honored for his more than 30 years of commitment to local athletics by the Salvation Army at the 26th annual Community Service Awards Breakfast on Thursday, March 27.
Hospice and Palliative Care of Westchester will also be honored.
“It is an honor to be recognized by a wonderful organization like the Salvation Army,” said O’Donnell. “I am grateful to be among an incredible list of individuals and organizations that have been strong forces in our community.”
As director of athletics, O’Donnell oversees one of Westchester County’s premier high school athletic programs. Stepinac, an all-boys school of nearly 700 students, offers sports programs that include football, baseball, basketball, bowling, golf, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, cross county/track & field and wrestling.
O’Donnell has been head football coach at Stepinac for 24 years, a position that has brought success and wide recognition to the school. Teams he has coached have won numerous Catholic High School Football League (CHSFL) Division Championships and CHSFL AA Championships.
O’Donnell has been inducted into the Stepinac Hall of Fame and the CHSAA Hall of Fame, and won the Archbishop Stepinac Board of Trustees award in 2010. “Aside from his athletic accomplishments, Coach O’Donnell has been an integral part of the success at Stepinac and the greater Westchester community,” said Stepinac President Father Thomas Collins. “We congratulate him for this latest recognition by the Salvation Army.” O’Donnell resides in White Plains with his wife, Carla. They have three children, Margaret who is 25, Conor who is 23 and Liam who is 18. The 26th Annual Community Service Awards Breakfast will take place in the Grand Ballroom at the Crowne Plaza, located at 66 Hale Avenue, White Plains.
For more information about Stepinac High School, call 914-946-4800 or visit www.stepinac.org.