Dave Payton Above & Beyond Awards

Dave Payton is recognized and respected by many for his dedication and commitment to youth and high school baseball players. He has set the standard for going Above and Beyond helping players reach their full potential. We are excited to announce a series of three Dave Payton Above and Beyond Awards”; one to a youth Sparks Coach, one to a High School Sparks Coach (summer or fall season) and one to an instructor (lesson giver or team trainer). This award will be given to coaches who go Above and Beyond to make our players better. The reward will be a night downtown including a hotel and dinner for two at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab. It’s our goal to identify and reward staff members who take it personally to make the kids they work with better

Past winners

YearSparks Youth CoachSparks HS CoachInstructor
2021 Scott McMillenJustin JoyJT Scara
2022 Kyle MuellerKevin JohnsonTim Byrdak
2023Ryan JohnsonGarrick PranchkeRyan O'Reilly