GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its 32nd Annual Sports Award Banquet on Wednesday at the Holiday Inn, 308 N. Comrie Ave. in Johnstown at 7 p.m. with keynote speaker PJ Anadio.
At the event, the chamber hosts and honors the top 36 athletes from Fulton County high schools, representatives from those school’s championship teams and their coaches, and names a male and female Athlete of the Year.
PJ Anadio is a graduate of Gloversville High School, where he was a three-year starter on the varsity baseball team.
In 2006, Anadio accepted a position at Herkimer College and is currently employed as an Athletics Coordinator.
Over the last 13 years, Anadio has served in various coaching capacities and holds a wide array of regional and national accomplishments.
Anadio first served as the Herkimer Generals men’s baseball Assistant Coach until 2009, and appeared in three College World Series tournaments. During the off season, Anadio jumped to the court as an assistant coach for Herkimer’s men’s basketball team. There, he witnessed the Generals appear in two regional and two national tournament appearances. In 2011, he switched lanes towards co-ed bowling and brought home three national championships for the Generals.
Concurrently with his position as an Athletic Director, Anadio is the Head Coach for the nationally ranked softball program at Herkimer.
Throughout his time over 10 seasons, Anadio has amassed nine straight Mountain Valley Conference Championships, eight consecutive Region 3 Championships, another eight consecutive College World Series appearances, 30 All-American Awards, 56 All-Region Players, 72 All-Conference Players, and five SUNY Chancellor Award Winners.
Anadio has been named Conference Coach of the Year consecutively since 2011, while also reigning as Region 3 Coach of the Year in 2011, 2013, and 2018. In 2013, Anadio was named National Coach of the Year.
Most recently, Anadio was hired to be the head coach of the Future 1’s Team in the inaugural season of the new Women’s Pro Softball League (ASBA).
He also serves as the owner, founder, and chief operating officer of Klutch Performance.
A limited number of tickets are available at $25 per person and can be obtained at the chamber’s Gloversville office at 2 N. Main Street or at the Holiday Inn, North Comrie Avenue in Johnstown.
Sponsorship opportunities also are available for chamber-member businesses. For more information, call the chamber at (518) 725-0641 or email Nicole Tennant at [email protected]