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By Dan Rudy 

Presentation pays tribute to outgoing head coach

 

February 9, 2017

Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Wearing a tie at center, boys basketball coach Ray Stokes is presented with a seascape portrait by local artist Brenda Schwartz-Yeager during Friday's special tribute. After 30 years with the team, the coach will be retiring this year.

Wrangell High School said its goodbyes to its championship-winning basketball coach during a special ceremony last week.

Boys coach Ray Stokes announced last month his plan to retire after the end of the season, bringing to an end 30 years with the school program. As it was the boys' last home game for the year, a group of colleagues, friends and former players arranged a special tribute before Friday's varsity game.

"I had no idea it was going to be the extent it was," Stokes recounted afterward.

Cody Angerman and Jason Clark reached out to former teammates from over the years. The letters...



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