Updated 1 February 2017

The Sam Pawlak Award

Courtesy of SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE / Ashley Green
Courtesy of FITCHBURG SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE / Ashley Green

Sam refereed understanding that sport transcends what happens on the court, and in the end it's all about the character of the people who play, coach and officiate. Unfortunately, in the last year Sam has suffered an "L", but as a person he has already won the championship, is an MVP, and a member of the Hall of Fame.

Board 44's Board of Directors is proud to announce the establishment of an annual award in Sam's name to the coach and official who emulates Sam's character, integrity, sportsmanship and understands that there is much more to basketball than "W"s.


Nominations for the next Sam Pawlak Award are now open for the 2016/2017 basketball season
Click here for the Nomination Form
Nominations close March 15, 2017

Sam Pawlak Award Winners

2016 Basketball Official Recipient

Roman Ferguson

2016 Basketball Coach Recipient

Pat Murphy


2015 Basketball Official Recipient

Sam Marrone

2015 Basketball Coach Recipient

Jeff O'Neill