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Letter: Thank you, coach

To the editor:

I wish to extend my thanks to coach Eric Hamilton for all he did for the varsity boys basketball team this year.

The boys basketball team has gone through some transitions having three different coaches in three years. Coach Hamilton brought in the stability and direction that the team needed.



Right from the start, Hamilton made it clear he wanted to instill a sense of pride in the team and to have the community share in that pride.

His positive, caring attitude toward the boys helped give them pride in themselves and the winning attitude necessary to build a successful program.



His outreach to the community translated into increased attendance at the games and a new excitement for the future.

While the win/loss record for the team was not what was hoped for, the team improved through the season and stayed competitive in all the games.

The last home game against Glenwood Springs showed what the team could do when everything worked.

The team made great strides this year, and a large part of the credit goes to Hamilton.

I would also like to extend my thanks to the community for their support this year.

Congratulations to Tyler Hildebrandt for being named all-conference. You are a solid player and a class young man.

Thank you to Colby Haddan, Braden Sullivan, and Jacob Scroggs. It has been a great four years watching you guys play.

Apologies to coach John Haddan for the misprint of your name in our letter. John, you have been an anchor for the team. Thank you.

Finally, my apologies to coach Hamilton for anything said in our last letter. A moment of anger over a perceived wrong is not the forum for a public letter.

I sincerely regret any hurt feelings that you or your family may have experienced.

I respect what you did with the team this year. I sincerely hope you stay with the program to build on the foundation that has been set.

I know with your leadership that in the near future Moffat County basketball will once again be at the top of the league and back into the state playoffs, right where they belong.

Dave Browning

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