The Western New York Athletic Conference recently recognized Genesee Community College Assistant to the Athletic Director, Ron Spiotta, as the 2012-2013 Distinguished Person of the Year Award recipient. The award is given to an individual who has outstanding accomplishments or has made significant contributions to a sport or athletics in general.
Spiotta has been a part of the GCC athletics program for over 30 years. He currently coordinates athletic eligibility, scheduling, charter traveling and assists the athletics director on day-to-day operations. In addition to his duties as a staff member, Spiotta was the head coach of the baseball program at Genesee from 1986-1999 and currently sits on the Athletic Hall of Fame Committee at the College.
“Ron has been a big part of the success of the program over the years,” said GCC Athletic Director Kristen Schuth. “His experience and ability to take charge of a number of key areas within the department is a huge asset.”
This is the second consecutive year in which a member of the GCC athletics program has received the award. Last year, former Athletic Director Peg Sisson was the award recipient.
Spiotta is a 1978 graduate of SUNY Brockport with a degree in Recreation and Leisure. He resides in Batavia with his wife, Deborah, and has two children, Lauren and Michael.