Roger Czerwinski celebrates after West York’s state title on Friday.
Roger Czerwinski celebrates after West York's state title on Friday. (Randy Flaum photo)

West York High School baseball coach Roger Czerwinski has had a lot to celebrate lately.

In each of the last two seasons, Czerwinski's Bulldogs won the York-Adams League Division II and York-Adams League Tournament championships.

In each of those years, that was followed up by the biggest prize of all -- PIAA Class AAA state crowns.

The most recent state title came Friday with a 2-1 victory over Upper Moreland at Penn State's Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.

Those honors helped earn Czerwinski the Pennsylvania State Baseball Coach of the Year Award.

The award was handed out by the National Federation of State High School Associations. Czerwinski was chosen from among all high school baseball coaches across all divisions in Pennsylvania -- from Class AAAA to Class A -- as Coach of the Year for 2012.

He found out he received the award in November, but was awarded the ring -- set with a blue center stone -- Tuesday night at the West York School Board meeting.

In presenting the award to him, superintendent Emilie Lonardi praised Czerwinski for his dedication to the boys, the team and the school. She also explained that, although Czerwinski was notified of his win more than six months ago, because there's one winner from each state and all the rings are made at the same time, it takes some time to get all 50 of them made.

"I feel honored to represent West York and the young men in the (baseball) program," Czerwinski said. "Without great kids, this would never be possible."

Czerwinski has been the head baseball coach and athletic director at West York for five years. Previously he was at a school in Maryland.

-- Reach Lauren McLane at sports@york