Mark LamachLeft Hand Laurel
...This month, the Courier honors Niwot resident Mark Lamach for his years of service to Niwot Youth Sports, and specifically with baseball, by awarding him the Left Hand Laurel for February.
Lamach's commitment began 20 years ago, coaching his
eldest son Nick's team.He
has also been Baseball Director, Competitive Baseball Director and Commissioner for the Majors
as well as helping his
wife, Rhonda, with the concession stand.He
is now in his
sixth year as a board member of Niwot Youth Sports
."Baseball is a real stress reliever for me.The kids are important to me and I feel like I'm helping develop the kids," Lamach
While the baseball, volleyball and basketball leagues are not directly involved with one another, the leagues' leadership knows what's going on in each other's arena and share ideas.Lamach
has been involved in both the recreational and competitive sides of baseball.
...Outside of baseball, Lamach has been a store manager for King Soopers for 28 years.He received his MBA in October and hopes to do some college teaching on the side. When asked how he managed a full time management job, completing his MBA and remaining so involved in the community, Lamach gave all the credit to his wife.
"I couldn't have done it all with out Rhonda.She
is a special person - a wonderful mother and she
does a great job!"Mark
and Rhonda celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a trip to London and Paris.They enjoy occasional cruises and a bi-annual trip to Florida.
They have two sons, Nick and Jordan.Nick lives in Niwot
and coaches junior varsity baseball for Silver Creek High School
.Jordan is a senior at Colorado University
getting a degree in business.Lamach
mentioned numerous times how proud he
is of his
sons, and that he
is delighted that both still love baseball.
Over the years, many of the children who graduate from Niwot Youth Sports
return to coach or umpire, and Lamach
believes that the values that children learn from baseball will stay with them forever.
is the jack of all trades, and if I am going to receive this honor, then so should he
...Mark Lamach is the NYS Competitive Baseball Director.