Yianni Kourakis wins RIIL media award

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Eyewitness News Sports Director Yianni Kourakis was given a big award Thursday night.

Yianni received the Rhode Island Interscholastic League Athletic Administrators Association media award at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick.

The award was in recognition of his efforts covering high school sports including high school football.

Other winners included:

  • School of the Year: East Greenwich High School
  • Administrator of the Year: Michael Barnes, Ponaganset
  • Sister Charlene: Charles ‘Chuck’ Vermette, East Providence Youth Athletics
  • Female Coach of the Year: Michelle Tebbets, Chariho High School
  • Male Coach of the Year: John George, East Greenwich High School
  • NIAAA State Award of Merit: Terrence Lynch; South Kingstown High School
  • Athletic Director of the Year: Thomas Marcello, Ponaganset High School
  • Hall of Fame: Alfonso DiGregorio, retired Hope High School
  • Hall of Fame: Martin ‘Buddy’ Biancuzzo, retired Mount Hope High School

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