Eastern New York Honors Andy and Marlene Kasman as January Personalities
By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
January 11, 2018-The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) is very pleased to announce that Andy and Marlene Kasman have been selected as our Personalities of the Month for January. The Dix Hills residents have been volunteering for the Commack Soccer League in the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) for more than two decades.
Andy became involved with soccer after the family moved to Dix Hills and their son Brian, who was four, wanted to play. They missed the registration so Marlene spoke to the coordinator who said he had enough kids to make a peewee team but no coach. He said if Andy wanted to coach, their son could play. That was the humble beginning to Andy’s coaching career.
Marlene became involved because every Sunday, Andy and sons Brian and Jonathan were spending all day at the field playing, volunteering and refereeing, so she volunteered to help and subsequently became involved on the Commack Soccer League’s Executive Board.
Andy coached the LIJSL’s Commack Strikers, taking Jonathan and his teammates up to Boys-Under-17. Additionally, Andy volunteered as an age group coordinator for Commack while Marlene served as Commack’s Referee Coordinator for seven years.