The Master’s School Dedicates Field to Former Athletic Director
On Saturday, May 21, The Master’s School (TMS) celebrated former Athletic Director Ed Lebo for his contributions to the school community for over 30 years. Alumni, former staff and faculty, guests, and the current TMS community came out to pay tribute to Ed as the school dedicated an athletic field in his name.
Ed Lebo started at TMS as Athletic Director and Physical Education Department Chair in 1988 after graduating from Gordon College. In 1997 he earned his Masters degree in Health, Physical Education and Sports Therapy and Medicine Management; in 2010 he earned his CMAA (Certified Master Athletic Administrator) designation. In his 30 seasons of soccer, his record stands at 476 wins, 135 losses and 47 ties. In 2009, Ed was the recipient of the Founder’s Award from the CT Christian School Foundation, and in 2015 he was awarded Coach of the Year by the CT Soccer Coaches Association.
Those who spoke in tribute to Ed did not reflect on his coaching statistics, records, or championships, but rather about his faith, character, mentorship, kindness and love for his students, athletes and all those to whom he came in contact. Mina Moger, who met Ed at Gordon College and was a longterm colleague at TMS, spoke about Ed’s love for teenagers, and how when Ed saw a need, he filled it with excellence. Scott McCarty, former AD from Forman School, reflected on Ed’s “kindness, truth, warmth and mentorship”, referring to Ed as a masterful coach. Erik von Schneden, former TMS assistant soccer coach, attested to Ed being uplifting and positive, and to knowing that many students moved off into the world inspired and strong because of Ed. Brett Inlow, former TMS student, athlete, and colleague, thanked Ed for the life lessons he consistently instilled both on and off the field. He specifically spoke to Ed’s dedication to Excellence, Commitment, and Character, which have made him a better man.Alumnus Jackson Correia, ’10, speaks on behalf of many when he states, “…the lessons you gave me will stay with me; lessons that weren’t necessarily spoken, but shown by living a life worthy of exemplifying.”
The Master’s School center athletic field is now named LEBO FIELD in tribute to Ed Lebo, this honorable man who has impacted so many lives over the years. His faith and legacy of dedication, honesty, encouragement, teamwork, kindness, fun, humbleness, truth and care will carry on in all the lives he has touched.
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