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Redhawks basketball coach stepping down (5/6/10)

May 6, 2010

By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent

In 1993, Stan Williams picked up a clipboard, put a lanyard with a whistle around his neck and started drills for Champlain Valley Union High girls basketball players.

For the 2010-2011 season, Williams will be looking on from the sidelines. He has given up the post of head coach for the Redhawks varsity team, a post he ascended to eight seasons ago.

In those eight varsity campaigns, Williams teams posted more than 100 victories. Three seasons ago, the team rolled into the Division 1 championship, where the Redhawks bowed to Mount Anthony Union High of Bennington.

This past season, CVU made it to the Division 1 quarterfinals, where it got nipped by eventual champion St. Johnsbury Academy.

“Stan has been an outstanding role model for students, and even more importantly, one for other teacher-coaches to emulate,” CVU Athletic Director Kevin Riell said.

As for the process of naming a replacement, Riell said the position “will be posted in-house initially in hopes of getting a qualified candidate.”



Champlain Valley Union High boys hockey coach Doug Hopper has been granted a one-year leave, Athletic Director Kevin Riell announced.

Hopper will be replaced this winter by assistant coach Mike Murray.

Hopper had guided the Redhawks to the Division 1 championship game the last three seasons. In 2009, CVU won the state crown for the second time in school history.

— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent



  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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