WESTON, Conn. - If you tune in to the Fairfield-California game in the Little League World Series tonight at 8 p.m., you may see Seve Esposito of the Weston Little League throwing out the first pitch.
Esposito, who coached the Super 9 team this July to a near win in a tournament in Monroe, was named the winner of the Hilton HHonors Outstanding Coach contest.
Esposito was under consideration after Weston parents sent in favorable comments. He said more than 1,000 coaches were nominated for the award and five were selected as finalists. He was named the winner last week, with the awards committee recognizing Esposito as being fair, principled, encouraging, respectful, fun, dedicated, charismatic, a leader and a listener, a great motivator and a wonderful coach both on and off the field.
Espositos Super 9 team beat a Fairfield team to make it to the finals of the Monroe tournament before losing a close game to Trumbull.
He plans to coach a 9-10 year old team in the Weston Little League fall season in September.
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