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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.

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