|Vaughn Stapleton 1921 -1993|
|Vaughn Stapleton said about coaching |
The real appeal of the game for me is watching the kids grow, seeing them become better players. It gives me great satisfaction when I see them put things into use that I taught them. That's the beauty of it."
He received a B.S. in vocational agriculture from Penn State, where he played football.
he later obtained a master's degree in education from the University of Delaware.
After graduation from college, Mr. Stapleton taught at several schools in Pennsylvania, then at Somerville High School, from 1956-59. He left teaching for a position with the U.S. State Department, serving in Vietnam, the Philippines and Thailand. In 1974, he started teaching and coaching at Bridgewater-Raritan High School.
|Eric Murdock said that coach Stapleton was the most influential person in his life. He told Eric and others to play with intensity but remember to always use basketball, do not let basketball use you.|
|Jim Shickora said you could tell that coach Stapleton was something special the first time that you heard him talk.|