County Waste has partnered with us to honor those in our communities who are truly making a difference.

All throughout 2015, we will be recognizing one “hero” per month based on their inspirational feats, work helping their neighbors and every day passion.

This month’s hero is Wayne Strong from Hudson Falls.

Wayne coaches the Hadley Luzerne High School JV Basketball Team. According to the person who nominated him, "He pushes the boys to be the best athletes both on and off the court." Wayne teaches his team about exhibiting brotherhood and class after both wins and losses.

He has also coached the boys through a loss of one of their own.

In addition to coaching, Wayne teaches Spanish and is a father.

Check out our video for Wayne and see how you can nominate a hero next month, when we will be honoring a local person overcoming disability.