We’ve had a couple letters to the editor commenting on and lauding the decision to name Washington High School’s Athletic Complex after Jim Scanlan, who started the football program at the school in 1965. He and his assistants laid the foundation for the football program at the school, and along the way taught discipline, leadership, teamwork, respect to others, a work ethic and sportsmanship. One of the letter writers termed the Scanlan era as the “Golden Age” of sports at WHS. That it was!
Another letter writer reminded all of us that coaches play an important role in preparing youths to face up to challenges when they become adults.
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