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.
“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.”