Bruce Betts Award
October 6, 2019
Bruce Betts coached many sports in Westport, and spent over four decades as a Staples, middle school and elementary physical education teacher. He is best known for founding the Staples boys volleyball program, and turning it into a perennial state powerhouse. He was always stressing the importance of family, school and being part of a team. These principles were important to Bruce and he wanted them reflected in his players. Volleyball was just a vehicle to help connect him with not only his players, but all students at Staples. The ever-smiling Bruce is a Staples graduate himself, Class of 1965.