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William Allen High School

Allen's Basketball Coach Snyder Receives Watson Skinner Award

Congratulations to William Allen’s Doug Snyder, Social Studies teacher and Basketball Coach, on receiving the 2016 “Watson Skinner Memorial Award.” On August 17, Coach Snyder was presented with the award by Allentown City Council. The Council selected Coach Snyder, in his capacity as coach and teacher in the Allentown School District, and “in recognition for improving the quality of life for Allentown residents.”
Watson Skinner’s family was on hand to present the award to Coach Snyder. Mike Kaminski, a Harrison-Morton Middle School teacher and former member of William Allen’s coaching staff eloquently introduced Snyder at the event. Also attending the event were a number of alumni who played under Coach Snyder's guidance.
Coach Snyder attended ASD schools and amazingly enough, Watson Skinner (the award’s namesake) was actually his Guidance Counselor when Doug attended South Mountain Middle School.
Coach Snyder accepts award
Coach Snyder poses with former players
Coach Snyder poses with Watson Skinner family members
The Watson Skinner Memorial Award to Doug Snyder