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Nashua Police Athletic League’s Coach of the Year is Ben Desfosses

Nashua Police Athletic League's Coach of the Year is Ben Desfosses

The not-for-profit Nashua PAL (Police Athletic League), declared that its 2021 PAL Coach of the Year is Ben Desfosses, the lead trainer of the Nashua PAL Force 10U football crew. Mentor DesFosses, alongside PAL’s competitors of the year in ball, boxing, cheerleading, football and young men and young ladies crosscountry – just as youth and grown-up awardees in chipping in and policing – will be respected at the 2021 Night of Champions on September sixteenth at Nashua’s Holman Stadium.

Once in the past known as the “Buddy Sports Dinner” at Conway Arena, the current year’s occasion has been moved to Holman Stadium. Tickets and sponsorship openings for the PAL Night of Champions support PAL’s instructive, athletic, and improvement programs for Nashua’s in danger youth. They are accessible at; call 603-594-3733; or email [email protected] For more data on Nashua PAL, go to

Mentor DesFosses was brought up in Nashua, going to Fairgrounds Elementary, Elm Street Junior High, and Nashua High School (class of 2001) where he played football and lacrosse. Ben graduated with High Honors from the University of New Hampshire where he played rugby, ultimately procuring Master’s certificates in science and mechanical designing. He proceeded with his schooling at Rivier University, adding another Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He has worked at BAE Systems in Nashua for more than 14 years, presently as BAE’s Hardware Engineering Manager.

Beside his family, Coach DeFosses loves two things most: physical games and the City of Nashua, and he has drenched himself in both. He frequently alludes to the existence exercises he acquired playing football. He began with the PAL Force program training in its banner football program, and afterward acknowledged the situation of Head Coach of the 8U tackle football crew. His crew went undefeated on the 2019 season and won the NHYFSC 8U Super Bowl.

At the point when Covid dropped the 2020 football season, Coach DesFosses took on another test as the Assistant Coach of Elm Street Middle School volleyball crew (head trained by Ben’s significant other, Cassandra). He likewise mentors Nashua Park Rec and travel baseball and ball groups, and established Nashua’s first youth rugby program.

Mentor Ben and Cassandra have two kids, teen Johanna and ten year-old Leo, both dynamic in youth sports and different exercises. Like most youth mentors, his bustling life incorporates a difficult profession, everyday life, reacting to parent messages and advising the competitors he mentors. In Coach DesFosses’ own words, he is “especially glad to be engaged with Nashua PAL, with its solid approach making support accessible to all children, paying little mind to testing or troublesome family or financial conditions.”

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