- Malverne UFSD Board of Education
- United States of America
Humble.. Determined.. MotivatIng.. Inspiring.. Encouraging.. Poised.. Wise... Dedicated.. LEGENDARY.
These are just some of the words used to describe Colbert Britt by people who have encountered him over the years.
He had powerful beliefs in the potential of every kid and helped mold many of our local youth in his 40 plus years of service to this district.
His record speaks for itself but in case you never had the pleasure of knowing him here is a small sample. Mr Britt Taught physical education here for 33 years. He coached the Football basketball and track teams. In 1990 he led the Mules to a championship season and the team was awarded the prestigious Rutgers cup. In 1996 a member of his track team won an Olympic gold medal. In 1990 he started the Friendship Games track meet and he was a charter member of the Lakeview youth federation.
In 2005 coach Britt retired from teaching but continued coaching until 2014. Even though his health was failing he found a way to put on his football varsity jacket and march out onto the field.
He LOVED football and the players loved him....they still do. COACH BRITT passed away last December but he lives through every player, student, and parent that was lucky enough to know.
We are asking the Malverne Board of Education to support us in naming the high school football field "Coach Colbert Britt Memorial Field" in his honor.
Please only sign this petition if you are a district resident or a Malverne alumni! Please feel free to add an encouraging message or your class year in the message box.