WARRENSBURG For more than 30 years, local public school coach Mary ann Bump has inspired many hundreds of student athletes to achieve and excel.
Recently, Warrensburg town officials bestowed Bump with an honor so that present and future generations of Warrensburg residents and visitors will appreciate her positive influence on the lives of those she has coached.
At the town board meeting held Aug. 13, the panel unanimously approved a resolution to name the hockey field at the town recreation complex off Library Avenue in honor of Bump, long-time coach of Warrensburg High School softball and field hockey teams.
“We are dedicating this field to honor Coach Bump because of her remarkable coaching and teaching legacy,” town Supervisor Kevin Geraghty said, noting how she mentored hundreds of students over three decades with a positive attitude as well as expertise in athletics. All the board members offered high compliments to Bump’s many years of dedicated work as a coach and teacher, all accomplished with a cheerful attitude and a caring spirit.
Over her 30-plus years as a coach at Warrensburg, Bump has mentored an array of championship teams in both softball and field hockey. Several of her teams have competed in the State Championship finals.
Sports observers have credited Bump for not only skill development and keen strategy, but for inspiring through positive reinforcement, inclusiveness and development of team spirit.
Sewer plant, streetscape upgrades ongoing
In other business at the Aug. 13 meeting, the town board took action on approving upgrades to Warrensburg’s municipal sewage treatment facilities off state Rte. 418.
Lowe’s Home Improvement Center was awarded the contract to provide materials to construct a building that will house the sand filtration devices at the sewer plant. Lowe’s submitted a bid of $24,601, the lowest of those received.
Sediment Control Systems of Enfield, NH tendered a low bid of $29,360 on a sludge removal system which features a vacuum apparatus on a sled that sucks up the sludge and deposits it on a sled floating atop the sewer treatment lagoon.