Earlier this year, the South Colonie Board of Education received a request to memorialize the Varsity Football Field in the name of Michael Ambrosio.
South Colonie Policy 7500 states that once the Board of Education accepts the recommendation to proceed, the Board will provide a 30-day period during which the public may comment on the recommendation. In March, the Board opened up public comment via online survey receiving nearly 2000 responses with an overwhelming majority in favor of the recognition.
Michael Ambrosio was a Physical Education Teacher for South Colonie Schools from 1985 to 2017. He coached football for his entire career and was the Head Varsity coach from 1997-2011. Ambrosio had a very successful coaching career during his 14 years as the Head football coach; his team was 4x Section II finalists, Section II Champs in 1988, and won 12 of 14 Colonie Cups. Ambrosio was highly respected in Section II Football and remains the face of Colonie Football, known for his sense of values and integrity as a Coach, Teacher, and Mentor.
The Board will finalize the decision on May 14. Plans for naming the field will be forthcoming.