Valley baseball coach honored at high school game

Ron Stott puts on a tie dyed T-shirt when he was honored on April 8, by former and present players he has coached over the years.

Ron Stott has been a teacher at Cache High School for 28 years and every day he wears a tie-dyed shirt to school, an important fact in today’s story.

He has also coached baseball in the valley almost that long, most recently at Logan High.

Two weeks ago, between games of a Logan-Green Canyon doubleheader, fans and former players gathered to honor Ron; he said it was a complete surprise.

He recounts the story.

Ron Stott gets in line with his players as he is honored on April 8 before a game with Green Canyon High School

“Next thing I knew, here’s all the Green Canyon kids walking out from behind the dugout and they’re all wearing green and black tie-dyed tops; total shock. And I said something to one of the coaches and he said, ‘Well, turnaround and look’.

“By that time, all of our players had lined up. I didn’t even see them back there, they had distracted me so much. They had all lined up behind me, on the first base side. And they were all wearing yellow and red tie-dyed tops.”

Afterwards, former players and coaches shared memories about how Coach Stott has affected their lives, through baseball.

“Because I had a connection with almost all the coaches that were there on the field,” said Stott, “they had all written a little something about experiences we’d had in the past or what they remembered about the time I had coached them so it turned into a little kind of thank you night.

“It was really cool. It was totally unexpected and I will never forget it.”

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  • Lena Graetz April 26, 2019 at 9:22 pm Reply

    Ron Stott has affected so many people’s lives both directly & indirectly. I will forever do whatever it takes to be more like him. He has proven to care about kids who had given up on themselves & helped them care again about who they are, who they want to be, & how to do it. I’ve never felt so inspired to be somebody than when Ron taught me in his Life Styles class at Cache High School. I will always remember what he’s done for me & for countless others. A true friends name has never been more clear.
    I live to love & will always do my best & give my all with everything I do. Life’s about the journey NOT the destination.
    Forever my family.

  • Aaron April 28, 2019 at 6:15 am Reply

    I could count on one hand how many people have effected and helped me to mold me into the man i am today. This man is easily in the top three. Congrats Ron!

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