Ed Greenway has been named the winner of the inaugural John Faller Memorial Award, the Buffalo Bandits announced this evening.
The award will be given each season to a coach or administrator who embodies the legacy of John Faller and positively impacts youth lacrosse in Western New York.
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— Buffalo Bandits (@NLLBandits) February 19, 2022
Greenway started the Williamsville Central Schools lacrosse programs in 1986 and continues to have a hand in youth sports today. He is currently the head coach of the boys varsity lacrosse team at Williamsville East High School, serves as the president of WNY US Lacrosse, and is the chair of Section VI Boys Lacrosse. He earned his 300th win as a coach in 2019.
He has spent countless hours coaching, and coordinating clinics throughout Western New York, and has had a hand in all aspects of youth lacrosse in our community.
“I was extremely proud and happy to find out I was getting the award because of my connection to John Faller,” Greenway said. “Knowing the namesake of what the award represents and the legacy of what John meant to Western New York lacrosse made it extremely gratifying for me.”
Faller, a member of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame and the Western New York Lacrosse Hall of Fame, passed away unexpectedly in 2019. He dedicated his life to education and coaching, having spent over 40 years as a physical education teacher in the Sweet Home school district. Read more about his legacy here.
The game of lacrosse has taken Greenway all over the world as he inspires young people to stay active and get involved in the game.
He knows how important it is for kids to be involved in sports from a young age and he has made it a point throughout his career to encourage kids to give lacrosse a chance.
“Once you try it, you’re hooked on the game,” Greenway said. “The stick can take you many places.”