AHS Lacrosse Pays tribute to Coach Stanton
Mar. 25, 2012
On Frday night after the Varsity Northview Game, Raider Lacrosse honored Patrick Stanton, a longtime Alpharetta Lacrosse coach and leader. Patrick made the decision to leave the sideline this season so he could enjoy watching his youngest son, Tommy, play for Chattahoochee. Thank you for many years of hard work, dedication and outstanding coaching of The Alpharetta Raiders
His presence and influence are certainly missed at Alpharetta, as evidenced by these comments from his former players and colleagues.
-Kyle Seebohm says:
"Coach Stanton was never a cheerleader as a coach, so when you got a compliment from him, you knew it was special. Without a doubt, those few cherished compliments linger on for me as a beacon of confidence and inspiration. Let's get one white!"
-Tyler Vining says:
"Coach Stanton, you taught me everything I know offensively, and for that I am very thankful.”
-Kyle Reed says:
“The big blue machine is here tonight boys. Here are my 5 keys to the game. First off, region game…” These would be the words of Coach Stanton before hitting the field with us tonight, as he did for so many years. His few words were always full of meaning; whether on the lacrosse field, or in the broader concepts of our everyday lives. He has had a major influence not only on my life, but the life of this program. Alpharetta Lacrosse would not be where it is today without his dedication and guiding hand. Coach Stanton, tonight we want to thank you for everything you have done for this program and for this community, knowing our words of gratitude could never repay you for everything you have done. As we hit the field tonight, we do so influenced by what has become tradition here inRaiderValley, “Just play the game tonight. Let’s get one white.”
-Head Coach Mike Scheifflee says:
Coach Stanton joined our staff during our 3rd season in 2007 and provided an offensive aspect to the program we had not seen before. Developing his dream team offense, Coach Stanton led his players into the 2008 season with excited anticipation. No one could have foreseen the true success the 2008 team would achieve, propelling Alpharetta Lacrosse in to an exemplary team and program. After graduating his son David, from the program in 2008, Coach Stanton continued to serve the Alpharetta lacrosse community as offensive coordinator to the varsity team, official team scout and Jr Raider Coach. Coach Stanton truly dedicated countless hours to this program as evidence of his true passion for the game and the Alpharetta Raiders. Coach Stanton completed his coaching career at AHS in 2011 with a season record of 14-6, placing a banner in the gymnasium each year of his service, finishing annually in the top 10 with an overall AHS career record of 68 wins. Thank you Pat for everything you have provided to this team, this program and to me as a mentor. Congratulations.
-Assistant Coach Harry Feuerstein says
Every time the defense creates a turnover I breathe easy and turn and look for you to take over....and you’re not being there is still rattling. I miss working with you. It's been lonely not having you to call every day to talk lax! I don't do keys to the game anymore because I'm pretty sure you got those six patented and it's not the same if you’re not saying them. You are still Alpharetta lax - you helped build the program - Jr raiders to the perennial contender we are every year. You’re a heck of a coach and I miss coaching with you. It was fun and an honor.
Coach Scheifflee presented Coach Stanton with a plaque which reads: “Raider Lacrosse Appreciation Award. Presented to Patrick Stanton. Thank you for many years of hard work, dedication and outstanding coaching of The Alpharetta Raiders.
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